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3 Things HARDER To Achieve Than Making A Million Dollars

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3 things harder than making a million dollars

I would like to share with you 3 things HARDER to achieve than making a million dollars.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not trying to downplay how hard it is to actually make a million dollars.

However, when I look back on my life, and what I’ve had to overcome in order to get to where I am today, there were 3 things harder to achieve than making a million dollars.

Oftentimes, the greatest opportunities present themselves at times when we feel at our lowest. Adversity can destroy your life, if you allow it to.

However, if you make the choice to transform adversity into an asset, you become stronger and more successful as a result. In the words of Benjamin Disraeli, “There is no education like adversity.”

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In my life, there were 3 things harder to achieve than making a million dollars:

1. Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety

Overcoming shyness and social anxiety was the hardest thing that I have ever had to overcome. When I was in high school I was painfully shy. I used to skip school because being around others made me so anxious.

When it came to speaking, I was very quiet, I mumbled, and I had a lisp. As a result, I got bullied a lot. I felt insecure and insignificant.

I barely graduated from high school and ended up spiraling into depression. The only thing that made me feel good about myself was computer games because they provided me with an escape from real life.

I was able to take on an identity, someone that was “important.” This became my drug in order to medicate myself and hide from the pain.

Those of you who have experienced shyness, social anxiety, and depression can relate to how debilitating it can be.

When I was 17, I decided to confront my issues and I had an emotional breakdown. I looked myself in the mirror and said, “No more.” I got rid of everything that was holding me back, and I began to develop my confidence and social skills.

Becoming a confident, social person is a goal that I am most proud of in my life. Way more than being a millionaire ever will be.

2. Meeting Women

When I was in high school I cared most about popularity and having a girlfriend. Unfortunately, I had zero confidence when it came to meeting girls.

Even once I started to become more social, I would always get stuck in the friend zone.

When I finally got comfortable talking to girls, there was a myriad of other challenges that I faced. How do I create attraction? How do I engage a woman so that she will be interested in me?

It all seemed so overwhelming. Can anyone relate?

I wanted to help other men who struggled with the same challenges that I had with women, so I started an online dating company business in my early 20’s.

Every woman who ever rejected or criticized me all gave me an incredible gift of growth, so that when the woman of my dreams showed up in my life I was ready to be the confident man who would attract her.

And then I met my dream girl, Tatiana. We are so aligned, and the connection that we have is way more important than making a million dollars, because it gives me so much more fulfillment in life.

3. Changing My Body/Overcoming Binge Eating Disorder

In 2012, I decided to take part in a fitness model competition. I really wanted to change my body. However, in the process of doing so, I ended up developing a binge eating disorder.

Every few days I would binge on 10,000 calories, and then the next day I would train super hard to make up for all the calories that I had consumed. The cycle would continue over and over again. Binge, guilt, anger, binge, repeat. It consumed my life.

I had always taken pride in being an overachiever, but there was no amount of discipline that allowed me to overcome my binge eating disorder.

Once I completed my fitness competition, I struggled to maintain that weight. That has always been a lot harder for me to achieve than making money ever has.

The Beauty Of Adversity

These 3 things were harder to achieve than making a million dollars for me. Here’s the beauty of it all. Once I was able to overcome these three things, everything in my life became easier.

My biggest challenge around money had to do with shifting my mindset from one of scarcity to abundance. In order to make a million dollars, I had to cultivate habits of success into my daily life.

Yes, there are ups and downs with building an online business, but I’ve always enjoyed it, because it allows me to do something that I am passionate about.

The initial phase of building an online business is where most people give up. You need to acknowledge and celebrate the small wins that you make along the way, whether it’s your first visitor to your website or publishing your first Kindle eBook.

Building a business is like a science; if you follow the formulas and strategies, you will get results. Once you figure it out, making money becomes effortless.

What challenges have you had to overcome in order to become the person that you are today? Be grateful for them because, in the end, it’s not what you get, but who you become that matters most.

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  • Larper

    A great article.

    I can very much relate with 2. Meeting Women but for me it wasnt ‘”Meeting women”, it was ”Seducing women” or to put it simply: ”How to talk to girls”. That was THE hardest thing I had to learn in my entire life. It was emotionally the hardest. I graduated from the hardest college in my country but I always tell people learning on how to talk to girls was hardest.

    That being said, I am in a bad financial situation and I want to make money online. Writing in particular.

    That is probably now harder for me than learning how to talk to girls. I have been struggling with it for more than a year and a half now. I can break it down in simple steps but I never have a will to start applying action.

    I am scared. I am scared of failure. I am scared of wasting time. I am scared of losing money. I believe I eventually wont make it. Etc.

    I have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and that might just be it.

    Sorry for the rant.

  • Ken Melendez

    What an incredible message. Stefan, that was me growing up as well. Super shy and full of anxiety. There were times that I left the room as well when it came my turn to speak. I’ve come a long way since then and you have helped me so much to develop myself and my skill sets. You are my #1 person I turn to for guidance online. This message was so real and so powerful. I appreciate it so much.