Be inspired and make it happen. We don’t get what we want without putting in a lot of effort.
We can always see ourselves becoming millionaires, the best athlete, or anything else we strive to become. Sometimes, we think about our future too much. Thinking 10 years into the future is good if you see yourself in a really good position, but you don’t get into that really good position without putting in a lot of work. No one becomes the top athlete without a lot of practice and struggles.
I see myself eventually making over 1k a month online, but I cannot get there just by thinking of it. I have to put in a lot of work because success only comes to you once you go to it. We must think about our future success, but we must do what we can right now to get there.
I am happy to say that my 81st post will add up to a total of over 10,000 words on my blog (all of my posts combined). Milestones such as this cannot be over looked. Every so often, it is necessary to take a small break from your business and look at what you have accomplished. The main goal for your business is to be better than you left off. My Squidoo earnings get larger and larger. I do take some breaks from Squidoo to take a look at what I have accomplished, I also find ways that I can make myself even better. That means getting more sales on some of my other Squidoo lenses and promoting them even more. I will not stop at 10,000 words, but instead I will keep on going to 20,000 words and so on which will eventually get me to over 100,000 words on this blog. All of my blogs and Squidoo lenses combined most likely have over 100,000 words, and I am happy to continue writing to everyone.
Just a year ago, I wouldn’t be happy if my teacher assigned me a 250 word essay. Now I am writing thousands of words online which will soon reach millions of words. I would have never thought a year later I would be writing over 250 words every single night. The work was definitely hard, but when I got the results (such as nice comments, sales, etc.), I found a new appreciation for writing. I have been doing it ever since whenever I am creating a new Squidoo lens, updating an old one, creating a blog post (and then publishing it), making a bio, or tweeting out messages.
When I look at a leader, I like it when the leader does what he believes. In this blog post, I took a break from my business and saw what I have accomplished so far. Now that I can see what I have accomplished, I can look to go even farther and take my business to the next level. Is it necessary to look back at your milestones? Yes it is! A business that does not look back at its past success will feel as if it accomplished nothing even if that same business has had a positive impact on many people’s lives.
I look at my 10,000 word milestone and say, “It’s good, I’m happy, and I’m going to do even bigger things!”
I read somewhere that when the human body tends to run long distance, it tends to slow down later on no matter what your pace is for the first lap or two. That means starting off too slow will result in you compensating and losing a lot of speed. A bad start like that could ruin any athlete’s running time. If you start with a really good pace, that pace will deteriorate as you run more distance without stopping, but you’ll still get a better time than if you had a bad start. Your start sets the standards for your business, and it is important to have a strong start so that in the long run, everyone marvels at what you have accomplished in a short amount of time.
By having your work scheduled, you can look at your mistakes and polish your posts before they are published. Being able to schedule your work days in advance allow you to create more thoughtful posts instead of last minute posts which results in a rushed post. I have my posts scheduled so that I can polish them up before they are published.