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A Few Thoughts on Achieving Success

If you can ever wrap your head around the fact that the world is not fair, you may have a chance to succeed.

I can remember when I use to get mad at things when they went against me. I was stupid enough to believe that I should get what I want.

I deserve it, right? I did everything perfectly.

Nope.

If you do everything perfectly, you may still not get what you want.

Which leads most of us to holding a grudge. I like to think of a grudge as roadblock we put up in our own path of success. It is crazy how much we can sabotage ourselves.

What’s even worse is that once we set up this roadblock, we start to spiral down even further. We may even find ourselves chasing approval.

You can often see this after a break-up. A girl or guy will continue to chase someone after getting dumped. They enter into a state of fear. Fear that they aren’t good enough. You may even begin to hold wierd or stupid grudges that have no merit. This mindset is a almost certain to bring failure.

This fear can happen even if you did everything correctly. It can happen to anyone.

When things go against you, it’s hard to keep pushing forward.

This is why reaching any personal success is so hard. There are countless unforeseen barriers that you have to overcome.

Most people give up. It’s easier then fighting for something you no longer believe in.

So, what’s the solution?

The solution is pretty simple. Just show up and keep trying. You must keep doing the small things that will one day lead to what you want.

You don’t need to believe you will make it. Just keep doing what you need to do despite you feeling like your world is crashing down all around you (easier said then done).

I currently work a lot of hours at my jobs (60-80 hours a week). I have some health issues, but I keep pushing for my personal dream. I do this despite the fact that I doubt myself most days.

My dream is simply to make one small change in the world. A change that will make it a better place.

I don’t know if I ever will. I may fail. But, I just keep pushing. I can live with the fact that I tried my best no matter what.

I don’t chase happiness. I live it. I accept my life as it is and do my best to get what I want. I don’t dwell on things I have messed up. I simply live my life by asking myself one question.

“What do I need to do next to get what I want?”

Nothing else matters unless you let things hold you back.

Thanks for reading. Time for bed.

I will be writing longer form material in the near future. My plate is too full at the moment. So, you are stuck with my rants at the moment (sorry).

Why Some Blogging Goals Are Bad

Goals are supposed to be this thing that lead us down a productive path. But, sadly this isn’t always the case. In fact, sometimes it would be better if we just didn’t make them at all.

These “bad” goals often give us the feeling that we are achieving success. But, they are often followed by dark periods of realization.

You must remember that writing blogs posts is like going to the gym everyday. While you may not see immediate results, your effort will eventually pay off (if you are writing content that people love).

Let’s take a look at a one of these “bad” goals to see how they can be deceptive.

Get 3,000 views in a month

I don’t even understand why this goal exists. It’s almost like celebrating when you get 10 people to look at you when you were at the department store.

It doesn’t accomplished anything of real value.

In fact, most people probably forgot about you a few seconds after they skimmed your blog post.

Trying to pick a specific number of views to obtain is nothing more than an attempt to stroke your own ego.

Not a good goal.

I’m not saying that views aren’t important. And I’m not saying that you shouldn’t promote your blog.

What I’m saying is that chasing a specific number of views or likes is pointless. It’s mental energy wasted.

The truth is a goal like this will likely push you to publish content too quickly. Then, you are stuck running around trying to force it upon people who it wasn’t intended for.

Plus, a goal like this is complex in nature. It requires you to use a lot of mental energy to figure out how to achieve something for not much gained.

A good goal would be something like:

Write a blog post that one person will love.

At least if you achieve this goal, you know you touched one person.

Further, a goal like this requires you to put your energy into something that matters.

Doing this will put you on the path of finding your niche and help you find your writing voice.

I want you to know that I fully understand what it feels like to post something that no one visits. It’s tough. I can completely understand why people chase views.

But, I want to challenge you to continue to show up and try to get better. Please don’t chase numbers.

The views will come. But, even if they don’t, you are learning and getting better. Try very hard not to make mistakes that ruin your credibility.

Thanks for reading…