Most people don't know that I'm an internet chess freak. Now, I'm only an "average" player, but I want to make a point here. When I started playing, I would lose all of the time. I mean ALL OF THE TIME. People were kicking my butt left and right, and it seemed like I'd only get wins against easy opponents. For the record, I've lost 7,509 times, one of which came just before I initially began writing this post. As I started playing more, I got better and better, and I think I can honestly say that I learned more from losing than winning. You see, when you play tough opponents, you learn a lot, and you can start learning from your mistakes - which moves to make, and which moves not to make. It took me somewhere around 10,000 games before I finally had more wins than losses. So, if you define success as winning more than 50% of the time, it took me about 10,000 tries before I finally succeeded. As of this post, I have 8,184 wins, compared to 7,509 losses... Internet marketing has not been friendly to me. It has been brutally difficult, but the great thing is that I have seen an immense amount of progress compared to when I first started. Even today, I'm still learning, and am more in tuned to the things I've been doing wrong, and how to correct my mistakes. Internet marketing is not a whole lot different than learning the game of chess. In the beginning, you get your butt kicked all of the time, but little by little, you see some progress, and you start winning. Before you know it, you barely resemble the player you once were when you started out. Of course, you still get your butt kicked and make mistakes all of the time...but you keep playing the game, because you know you can win. A lot of people get started at internet marketing and then give up shortly afterward because they don't see enough victories in internet marketing to keep going, so they quit. I've only had limited success in internet marketing, but you know what, I'm not about to quit because the sales I do make encourage me to keep playing the game... The very ironic thing about this post is that my crazy cat jumped across my keyboard twice during the first two times I tried to write it...and I was practically finished the first time my cat deleted this post. If I had quit after the first two times my cat deleted this post, whoever needed to read this post may have quit internet marketing...just before they made a crucial victory.