Originally Posted by Andreas
You know, I'm glad someone brought this up again because I was thinking recently, "What ever happened to Steve's secret project?"
He originally said we should start seeing some effects of it by early 2011. But it's been over a year since we've heard anything about it.
Have you abandoned it, Steve?
Or is it taking longer to implement than you thought?
Honestly, it could've been anything and it could've died long ago.
How many times has Steve mentioned making information products and audio programs (as far back as Feb 2009 Goals Into Habits
). And even after he actually jumped into the water with both feet and made that survey, and posted about the results...
... all that came out of it was another affiliate product from someone else. Months later and there's still no actual product from Steve.
Steve never actually admits his current real-life mistakes. He only mentions them in passing as a "lesson in personal growth" to be learned from, weeks after the fact. He would never actually post "I made a mistake and there's not going to be any big project" because in his words, it doesn't add any value to the reader.
And so the reader comes to the blog or to his Twitter and it seems like Steve's life is success after success with no failure in between. It's just that Steve lets the failure become forgotten, he just never mentions it (except again, only in examples having to do with personal growth) and so old and new readers eventually forget.
In movies they take out all the boring pieces of dialogue (well, they just never write them in the script) to produce a great screenplay. Steve doesn't post about anything that's not conductive to personal growth, and so we get this "idealistic, all-powerful" image of him.