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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).

Marketing in a World Where No One Wants to be Sold

The moment you start to have expectations is the start of a downward spiral where no one wins.

What’s even harder to understand is that using your loudest voice is often energy wasted on deaf ears.

What you bring to the table is important, but what’s more important is your reason for showing up to the table at all.

If you think that you can capture success by sheer will power, then you may be heading down a road of disappointment.

You can have a great product or idea, but a crappy way of leading people to it.

It’s not about giving your all, it’s about where you choose to put your effort.

If you goal is to help people, then you have a chance. Leading with thoughts of lining your pocket will undoubtedly leave you penniless.

Put your effort into creating something great.

People are smart. They can see through a fake pitch the moment it leaves your mouth.

What people are looking for is you to stand back and show them how much value you bring.

They want to come at their own pace.

The moment you do this, is when people will begin to trust you.

It’s never about the words you say or even the actions you take.

It’s about what you have to offer.

Taking a stand is hard and requires courage.

Chasing people or looking for the easy way will trigger a small reflex in the back of people’s mind.

They learn in an instant that you can’t be trusted.

But, people are forgiving. If you change how you represent yourself today and start to believe it, you can convince some to follow.

If you have a blog, simply write about your passions and let people come to you.

If what you offer is valuable, then opportunities will come your way.

If you choose to market yourself, don’t waste time and energy chasing the wrong people.

Take the time to figure out who your audience is.

But, don’t run up to them with a pitch about what they can’t live without.

Be different.

Be creative.

And just maybe, find a new way to succeed.

Thanks for reading.