Something that almost everyone despises is remaining patient. Remaining patient after putting in a lot of work for months and years is what allows people to become successful. Every successful blogger has a lot of patience. It takes a lot of dedication to continue writing 1 blog post every day even when no one is visiting. It’s when the blogger gets 100 daily visitors when everything starts to pay off (and grow even faster).
Most people tend to be at the stage of the game that requires a lot of patience. This stage of the game is not a matter of knowing what to do. It’s a matter of already knowing what to do, learning more along the way, but having to put in the same amount of work (or more than that) every day until something magical happens. When that magical thing happens, your traffic stats, followers, and sales will soar.
I was very patient with my blog. During my first month, I got a whooping 38 views. Now I get over 100,000 visitors every year. It took me 30 months to go from where I started to getting 100,000 visitors every year.
I said that every successful blogger needs to be very patient in order to be successful, but I would like to expand the definition to any successful person. It doesn’t matter what niche you are in. Success requires putting in a lot of work while remaining patient. Steve Jobs had to be very patient in order to become successful. So did Mark Cuban, Richard Branson, and all of the other successful people in the world.
Now that you know that patience is a critical component towards becoming successful, you should know exactly how to remain patient through hard times. One of the best ways to remain patient is to remember why you started. Did you start because you wanted more financial flexibility? Did you start because you want to become the best person in your niche? There are a variety of reasons why you could have started, but by reminding yourself why you started, you will give yourself the motivation you need to continue and remain patient.
It’s also beneficial to realize that every successful person had to be patient as well. I went into great detail about this, but it is important to realize that the people who you admire had to be very patient. Do you admire a professional athlete? Just remember that the professional athlete you admire is someone who spent countless hours practicing, playing the sport throughout high school and college, playing for farm team systems, and then excelling once the opportunity presented itself. Do you admire a marketer? There was one point when no one knew about that particular marketer.
There was also a point when no one knew about you. You may think that is still the case, but there are people who have learned about you in the past months. You are going through the same journey that the most successful people in the world went through. Not only did it take a long time for these successful people to go through these journeys, but they also failed numerous times along the way. I’m sure that would encourage you to remain patient through hard times. Just because you fail does not mean you have to throw in the towel. Failure gives you another reason to get up and continue so that you are eventually able to get it right…and become successful at the same time.
When all else fails, look at success stories of other people and envision yourself becoming that successful. Envision yourself getting the same results as the person who is already successful. Think about the dream and imagine what would happen if it turned into a reality. This will give you the motivation and patience you need to learn more about your niche, get more work done, and implement more tactics in order for your dream to become a reality.
Those are the best ways to remain patient through hard times. There are other ways to remain patient, but out of all of the methods out there, I have had the most success at remaining patient with the methods I included in this blog post. What are your thoughts about the methods I use to remain patient? Do you have any additional tips on staying patient? Please share your thoughts and advice below.
Right on target Marc!
Marc Guberti says
Thank you. I’m glad you liked the article.
Ellen Ryan says