How My Friend Bob Went From Being A Failure To A Winner By Taking Intelligent Action

Let me tell you story about a friend of mine who used to be a complete failure. His name was Bob. My friend Bob was the type of guy who always was looking for instant riches, but never could seem to find them.

He jumped from one business opportunity to the next one and each time the people who sold Bob the business opportunity claimed they were going to make my friend Bob a millionaire, quickly and easily with little effort on his part.

I often visited my friend Bob, and every time Bob always would talk about his latest and greatest venture. Each time, I would tell Bob how he could use the internet to promote his venture, and each time he would get excited and say, "That sounds great".

But, whenever it was time for Bob to take action, he was always busy with his full-time job, his favorite TV program was on, or he had some other task to accomplish.

This went on for several years, and I lost touch with Bob. But, recently, when I ran into Bob again at the local grocery store, I asked him what he was up to, and this is what he said:

"I am doing the best I've ever done in my entire life. I quit my crappy job; I have more time to spend with my family, and I just bought a new car".

I said, "That's great. What happened?"

"Well, I finally got tired of having no money and working at my dead-end job. So, I went into business for myself and quit my job."

I asked Bob, "Weren't you scared?"

Bob said, "No, because I finally did something I should have done a long time ago. I first identified what I wanted and then I worked my butt off to get it!"

Later, I found out that it took my friend a good 8 months of hard work to discover what he wanted to sell, and he used the power of the internet to create a profitable business.

Like my friend Bob, you, too, have the power to achieve success using the internet if you only follow the same process.

I like to call what Bob did "intelligent action" because he was intelligent by first identifying what he wanted and then taking action to reach his goal.

Before he took intelligent action, Bob was practicing insanity. He kept on pursuing the same easy riches, each time expecting a different result.

Are you practicing insanity? If so, here are the five steps of intelligent action:

  • Create a picture of what you want. To do this, you must determine what you are passionate about or care about most.

  • Create time to do it. Give up your favorite TV show or little chores until you get it done.

  • Do your research into how to accomplish your goal. This will save you time and effort if you know what you are doing.

  • Get help from those who have knowledge of how to accomplish your goal whenever you are stuck.

  • Take the risk to succeed. The internet is just like any business. You can make or lose money, but you are never going to get anywhere unless you take a risk to get what you want. In short, if you act with a clear sense of purpose and direction because you know what your really want, then fear and doubt will be replaced with faith that you will get what you really want.

    Before you leave here are some words that hold true today just as they did over 50 years ago.

    "A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else." --Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

    © Hans Klein - All rights reserved

    About The Author

    Discover how you can start taking intelligent action and explode your website traffic by subscribing to the most exciting a profit- producing electronic magazine on the internet by visiting or by sending a blank email to mailto:[email protected]

    In The News:

    Virtual Pet Parade a success  Suburban Chicagoland
    The success of Facebook group Picture that Walk  Darlington and Stockton Times
    SEO Tools Aren't Enough for Success  Search Engine Journal

  • Handling Rejection

    Everybody suffers rejection at some time or another in their... Read More

    Quantum Success Thinking

    It sounds simple- right? You are where you THINK you... Read More

    Lessons from My Garden

    What does "Lessons from My Garden" have to do with... Read More

    The Definition of WIN!

    When you look into the eyes of a winner, what... Read More

    Success Through The Eyes Of A Child

    Adults, with eyes to see, can learn so much about... Read More

    Changing Your Mind Can Be a Wrestling Match

    If you've been walking this earth for any length of... Read More

    Six Steps to Personal Success

    Trying to keep up with the Jones only drags good,... Read More

    Success Achievement Secrets

    You can achieve whatever you want by incorporating the following... Read More

    Sell Yourself to Be Successful in Life

    If you want to be successful in life, business, or... Read More

    Imagine That

    "See, I told you so," she emailed me, "it turned... Read More

    8 Dos and Donts When Asking Your Boss for a Raise

    Feeling overworked and underpaid? If you're starting to feel like... Read More

    8 Ways to Get Off The Success-Go-Round and Have a Consistent Flow of Success

    Are you consistently chasing success? Once you achieve it, do... Read More

    8 Ultimate Secrets Skyrocket Your Success!

    Whenever I ask people this question, "what do you really... Read More

    Success - Overcoming Bodily Conditions Which Seem Impossible of Change

    Conditions differ from circumstances. Circumstances are changeable conditions which merely... Read More

    Are You Learning?

    Whether you are self-employed, whether you are an employee, whether... Read More

    Fanning the Flames of Passion -- Reconnecting With Life

    Imagine you are a fire. Fires burn at different levels... Read More

    Sentenced to Success

    I once heard a speaker use the statement, "I have... Read More

    The Core Curriculum Of A Wonderful Life

    An acquaintance of mine once lamented that she was utterly... Read More

    Success Through Discipline - The Rewards Of Discipline

    Many of the problems we have with discipline are caused... Read More

    How My Friend Bob Went From Being A Failure To A Winner By Taking Intelligent Action

    Let me tell you story about a friend of mine... Read More

    Action Speaks Louder Than Words

    I have written much about how, in order to have... Read More

    The Role of Failure in Success

    Does the thought of failure send a cold shiver down... Read More

    Personal Excellence: Whats Your Motivation? (Part 2 of 3)

    The scene from "Biloxi Blues" where Matthew Broderick's character kept... Read More

    Fantasy Versus Reality

    Building wealth isn't something for the frightened, ignorant, and lost.... Read More

    Discovery In A Million Dollar Mistake

    I have noticed that though my clients often have created... Read More