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5 Real Costs Of Success Which People Don’t Know

Vikram Brahma is a Digitalpreneur, Author, Blogger, Writer, & YouTuber. He loves to write content & spend time working from home.


We all want to become successful in life. We get motivated and inspiration by watching successful people around us. Success demands our time, money, brain, effort and hard work. Only those who are willing to put these will get a chance to see the desired results.

Since I am a digital entrepreneur, I write articles to motivate others to work from home and build their business by using online platforms. When I look successful people I feel wow and I visualize that kind of success for myself.

In this article, I am going to share what goes on behind the scene before any individual become successful in his life or in his career. And what kind of difficulties or problems they have to overcome. So, let’s begin.

Little Support From Family

When I started my journey as a digital entrepreneur I got little support from my family. And it was natural as parents were not aware of the benefits of digital marketing. Since they have the perception that money can be earned only by working from the office.

When I made my first online income than they also realised that it is possible to earn by sitting and working from home. Later they even allowed me to use one particular room as my own office. From that time onwards even I have never looked back.

Working late night and early morning

Working late night and early morning

Working Late Nights And Early Morning

When you become an entrepreneur and trying to build your business then you hardly look at whether it is day or night. In the case of digital entrepreneurs, we believe that completing work is more important. We guys don’t care whether it is late night or early morning. Completing work is more important than sleeping early.

When we decide to publish videos for our YouTube channel then I make sure that voice gets recorded by a particular time. In our channel, there are many videos which are whiteboard animation based. So, it takes time to adjust images as per voice recording.

But I enjoy the process and love to work for long hours to get the desired results. So, one of the hidden cost of success is related to working late at night and early morning. It is actually normal for any entrepreneurs.

Being Misunderstood

Many people don’t understand the real meaning and importance of working from home. We are used to meeting people in the office, chatting with colleagues and boss, and getting stuck in the traffic.

These are part of traditional office life. But thanks to lockdown now people have understood that it is possible to work from home. And people are taking the advantage of digitalization.

We, digital entrepreneurs, work from home or from anywhere then others get puzzled. Others think these guys have no permanent jobs or office. I want to tell other people that we have adopted this lifestyle which is known as a digital lifestyle or laptop lifestyle.

People should understand that nowadays due to advancement in digital technology you can make money even by working from home. All you need some clients and skills to work online.

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No Social Life

If you really want to become successful as a digital entrepreneur then definitely you have to stay away from social life.

You need to learn some high earning online skills and then shut your door and make goals and go after it. No television, no movies, video games and definitely no pirates are allowed. Just work, work and work for a few years.

During these entire process till you get some success in your business it is meaningless for you to enjoy nightlife and parties. You have to understand that you will get a lot of opportunities to enjoy life later.

First, you must dedicate your time and energy to build your business. Once you get success then go ahead and meet as many people you want and enjoy your time as per your choice.

How stressed are you?

How stressed are you?

Always Stressed

Many times when we start our online business we have no idea as by when we will get success. So, in such cases, it is also advised to take the help of online mentors.

Even in such cases, a mentor can guide and inspire you but it is entirely up to you to take action and reach your goals.

I will definitely suggest that yes you must get some kind of training under mentors. The best part about mentorship is they have already achieved those goals which you desired the most.

In the absence of any support and guidance, we are always stressed and many times we also get frustrated. This is definitely one major cost of being successful in life. Entrepreneurs have to learn to cope with this.


As I said success looks cool to everyone but behind that, there are many things which entrepreneurs have to take care of. Besides these, there will be pressure from family, friends and society. But it doesn't mean you cannot over these things. Once you will get successful those who were against you and your work will soon appreciate you and will start to support you.

Remember, someone will have more time to prove himself while others will have less time. What do you think will be the real cost of success? If you like this article, then you can share your viewpoints below. May you become successful in whatever career you choose.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Vikram Brahma

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