You Don’t Have To Get It Right, You Just Need To Get It Going…

“You don’t have to get it right, you just need to get it going” I’ll explain more about this quote in this article.

Firstly, if you remember a previous email of mine where I asked which site address I should choose for the “Unstoppable Internet Marketing” newsletter, the votes are in and the majority of my subscribers have chosen: http://www.unstoppableinternetmarketing.com/

So thanks to those who took part and helped out with my indecisive brain :-)

The site is up and running with a new, full-blown letter & killer graphics. The first issue will be ready soon. I’m just adding the final touches.

You can check out the site and the contents I’ll share with you in the newsletter there.

But please don’t subscribe again :-) You’re already a subscriber. You’ll see that as a bonus for joining my newsletter you’ll get my latest report titled “Unstoppable Profits”. It’s an 8-day course written by me. Only bad news is that it isn’t ready just yet. I’ll email you the report when it is. No need to join again.

Anyway, I’m emailing you today mainly because I want to share a little inspiration with you and give you a taste of what’s to come with the coming issues of the Unstoppable Internet Marketing newsletter.

No sales pitch here, don’t worry :-) I’m sure you get dozens everyday.

It’ll be great for those who can’t seem to get anywhere. Those who suffer from IDEA overload especially.

Let me first tell you. I started marketing back in 2003. (I’ve been full-time since 2005).

Yea, yea.. I can tell you that “I’ve been in your shoes” and that “I’ve tried so many things but didn’t get anywhere”. Too much of a cliche’ so let’s get straight to the story.

In early 2005, it struck me.

I heard a quote from a motivational speaker named Mike Litman. Some of you may know him and some of you may not.

He stresses out a lot:
“You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going”.

Now, it may not be him who said this quote originally, I heard this from Marlon Sanders too, but I sure am glad I heard it from somebody, especially when I was in a position where I was badly in debt, tried so many “schemes” etc.

The reason why I wasn’t getting things done and why I couldn’t even see my first dollar come in, is because I had so many product ideas & so much information which wasn’t being utilized.

I was a perfectionist and I wanted things done 100% right.

I had this long list of ideas and I didn’t know where to start.

But luckily, from that quote, it opened up a new world for me.
– I changed the way I approached things with my business.
– It changed the way I made decisions for my business.

I tackled each idea by asking myself:

1. What is the easiest project to complete?
2. What is the fastest project to complete?
And generally, which idea will lead me to my ultimate goal?

It was soon after when I made my first $5 sale. It wasn’t much, but just to see that sale going into my account and that I’ve actually given VALUE to someone, makes me proud.

I still remember that day. The day when I jumped in the air shouting “Yesss!!!”. My mum heard it, my sister heard it, the neighbours heard it…that’s how happy I was. It gave me hope where quitting was the only option if this hadn’t happened to me.

Let me ask you, which of these two choices would you take?

1. Start with a big project which you think can bring your lots and lots of money

2. Start with a minor product idea which you think will be achievable, faster and easier to accomplish, but won’t get you as much $$$ as the bigger project?

I’d say the second.


1. Because you feel a sense of achievement – that you’ve completed an actual product of your own or it could be your first optin page.
2. You start to build MOMENTUM which will ultimately give you more motivation to keep going with your business.

Anthony Robbins mentioned the power of “Chunking” in one of his earlier books, called “Notes From A Friend” (I’d highly recommend you read this little book).

Here’s what he says:

“The most successful people are those who understand the power of ‘chunking’, who don’t bite off more than they can chew at one time. In other words, they break a goal down into bitesize pieces, achievable ‘sub-goals’ that lead toward the ultimate success they desire

But it’s not enough just to set subgoals; you have to celebrate the achievement of each small step. This will help you build momentum and develop habits that will gradually turn your dreams into reality.”

- Anthony Robbins.

I also remember Mark Joyner mentioning the power of chunking in his book “The Great Offer”.

Now, I don’t know about you, but that to me is real powerful.

Get your project going!

* Don’t be a perfectionist when it comes to making your site look good – you can make improvements along the way. Just make sure YOU GET IT GOING.

* It doesn’t matter if your software script isn’t perfect – Check out Mike Filsaimes Butterfly marketing script. I bought it on launch day and the script back then needed some major work to it. But at least Mike GOT IT GOING. The script is one powerful tool now.

* Your ebook doesn’t have to be perfect. If you’re getting a lot of refunds, for some reason, then you know that your ebook needs changes. It could be the title of your ebook, the content you shared or whatever. It isn’t hard to email that person who did get a refund and asking he/she “what made you decide that this ebook isn’t right for you?”. You now can make changes to reflect what others have said. Just GET IT GOING

Bottom line is – If you have those great ideas you want to turn into something (a product, a network, a list etc), if you have knowledge to share, if you’ve got skills like graphics designing or writing, then really, you are cheating yourself not to share it all.

Just remember:
“You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going”.

Hope this has helped you someway, one way or anyway.

I’m excited and looking forward to sharing the first issue of my new “Unstoppable Internet Marketing” newsletter with you very soon.

Here for your success,
Aurelius Tjin

P.S. – I’d LOVE for you to leave ANY comments or what you thought about this article.


  1. Aurelius
    Great message.
    I’ve also heard it described as ‘Analysis Paralysis’ – so busy sorting out what to do, and how to do it, that you never succeed in doing anything!

    Another writer calls it ‘The Butterfly Approach’ – finding a ‘great idea’ then dropping it as another ‘great idea’ comes along – flitting from one project to the next like a butterfly – and never really getting anywhere with any of the ‘great ideas’.

  2. Hi Aurelius

    I love all the information you share with us, you are by far my favourite online marketer.

    I can picture you jumping around at your first $5 dollar sale, your family all wondering what the big fuss was, and it made me smile.

    Excellent advice yet again, I may not get it right, but I will certainly get it going

    Thankyou Sally :)

  3. Hello Aurelius,
    I just wanted to say Thank You so much for this article. It was a great read and very informative and motivational. It also came at the right time for me because it gave me the motivation to keep going and not give up.
    Thank You So Much!:-)

  4. Aurelius,

    I’ve been watching you for a while now, reading your stuff, and I think you’re absolutely right on! It’s so easy right now on the ‘net to just collect “stuff”, read/listen to one marketer after another on what the best thing is to do, and keep changing your priorities. But meanwhile, nothing is getting done….

    I know, as I’ve been there too. The key, at least to me, is to set your objective(s), keep it simple, then start the actions, and keep them aligned with the objectives. Use blinders when necesaary, you can always take them off later on. Perfection isn’t going to happen, even to the best of us, regardless of what we try to do. So why try to be perfect to begin with?

    Please keep up with the great content. It’s really great stuff!

    Best regards,

    Van Day

  5. Hello Aureliust: I think it is really great that you want to teach people what you know. Ive learned alot allready. And i could`t agree with you more when you talk about these gurus that promise to help you every step of the way, and find that they don`t want to help you at all. (They only want your hard earned money)just so the can make it big. They take your money and run, leaving you in the dust. Have a great day and keep up the great work. Beverly

  6. Hello Aurelius,

    I just wanted to say WOW, what a great and truthful article.

    Nothing happens until you take action and start to do what you are reading about.

    3 things happen when you do:
    1. You learn about what you like to do, what you’re good at and what you stink it.

    2. You learn what gets the results you want and what gets the results that you don’t want.

    3. You get further and further away from the staring blocks and closer to ultimate success.

    Onwards. Thanks again.


  7. Great post Aurelius,

    Just wanted to drop you a line or two for this freat content.

    It is true i’m working on a project as of right now and it’s not perfect but my main goal in to just get it out their and make changes as i go.

    Thanks again for the reminder!

    Joe Gilharry

  8. This was outstanding. Finally someone who is not talking down to me, but actually to me. I am going to review every single past article in your archives.


  9. Aurelius-

    What you said is so right.

    I’m still working on getting that first sale but I’m taking steps (read action) and it feels great.

    The main idea is action and then DON’T QUIT.

    Thanks for a great article.

  10. I receive hundreds of emails weekly suggesting this, enticing me to do that etc etc. Most of these technically are really infringing on my privacy as I haven’t given permission for them to be sent to my inbox but I suppose, on the whole, they are fairly innocuous.

    I’m glad though that I did give permission to you Aurelius at some stage, if only to receive this particular incredible snippet.

    My choices in the past as to what, where, how and why in my online endeavours have been somewhat indiscriminate but now, after reading your very informative words of wisdom, I will look forward to being much more decisive and positive.


  11. Aurelius,
    You never fail to amaze me. Your newsletters, advice, tips and tools always arrive to my inbox with divine timing.
    I have added this to my daily mental affirmations,
    “I don’t have to get it right, I just have to get it going.”
    I also added the quote to a subliminal program installed on my computer.
    I have a pack of sticky notes.
    I’m going to fill one of the pads with that quote and stick it on the “too many” projects that I have postponed, until I could get them done right.
    As a child, my mother always told me, “If you aren’t going to do it right, don’t do it at all.”
    Wrong! …I am officially re-wired.
    Your advice and support will be counted among my blessings on Thanksgiving Day and everyday.
    U R a Gift,
    Ar Lena

  12. Thanks Aurelius – that little article just gave me a shot in the arm. I have just published my first e-book and did the ‘hurray’ dance too when the orders started to come in. I am so proud of my little book Absolute Productivity – you just reminded me to savour it – and to keep going :) – Zoe at http://www.innercompass.com.au

  13. This article really struck a chord in me. I am a perfectionist also. I have now written down everything I want to do or need to do in a day while I’m online. Suddenly everything is clear. Do the need to do first. The rest can wait. Ilove getting your newsletter and look forward to more. Fiona Allen

  14. Thank you for this wonderful lesson! All this time, I cannot make up my mind as to what I should do to get started online….I have so many ideas and 2 of them are big…Now I know what to do because of you!
    I am very greatful for the piece of information that you have shared with us. I am going little by little and start from the small ones…. Thank you again! I hope to hear lots of these kind of stuffs from you… :)

  15. Excellent, excellent, excellent!!!

    Aurelius, this is refreshing and it shows you are one of us and that we can do this. Please keep your emails coming and the work flowing.

    I’m going to take action right now.

    Kindest regards,


  16. Hey – Thanks for the great words. I just started my own blog. the thought about JUST GETTING IT GOING ! is a great way to approach projects. I have had that “ALL-OR-NOTHING” way of thinking for awhile but im starting to pull it out of my system – Have a good day
    From Jesper

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