While I’m fully aware that some bloggers blog for the sheer pleasure of expressing themselves—as well as taking it as their hobbies—let me be clear that I don’t include them as part of the equation above. The bloggers I qualify herein are those whose goals are to earn or establish an authority online.
A year has passed since I started blogging and I have discovered many things about the true nature of success online. At first I had the misconception that going online would automatically earn me some recognition, authority, popularity and profit. But later did I learn that success in blogging requires more than wishful thinking, it is then that I realized that a bloggers character plays a vital role in the outcome of his/her online endeavor.
While ubiquitous are the methods of succeeding online—generously shared by those who have managed the ragged path—still few are able to find the golden egg. I myself am confused at the cause of this phenomenon, but it is only when I’ve actually experienced the difficulties that I’m able to identify the causes of such failure. Most of what I learned pertains to the bloggers capability to handle failure, adapt to change and openness to learn.
Some of the common difficulties a blogger encounters in the course of his/her blogging are:
Finding their right niche
Coming up with interesting topics on a regular basis
Lack of know-how
Lack of preparation
Still, my above-stated findings are not the core reasons of a bloggers failure. There are more subtle forces that inhibit a blogger from surpassing the challenges that constantly comes his way. Ironically, one of the biggest factors that make success elusive for a struggling blogger is the blogger himself: the attitude he executes in dealing with difficulties.
Now you will ask: Where am I going with this?
As I am writing this I still am struggling at making this blog work. There are many times that I want to throw in the towel and abandon my work, but there’s something deep within me that’s holding me back. Despite the failure, disappointment and lack of motivation, a part of me refuses to give up. Could it be that I’m able to recognize the resistance of my mind?
The common orientation of the mind is to resist anything that pushes it out of its comfort zone.
Could I have gained the wisdom that success means facing and enduring any challenges that comes rather than manifesting weakness?
An old mantra I was reminded: It is only when we have reached our limits that the true battle begins. Perhaps this is the key to achieving success. When the feeling of giving up emerges, it is the time when we must be more vigilant with our struggle to push through. We can only discover our potential once we have reached our limits, but many are not aware of this powerful success principle. It is unfortunate that majority of us give up easily when we’ve reached our limits. Little is our knowing of the principle that any resistance or stress that we endure will yield the better in us. In blogging, the more a blogger pursues despite the seemingly unconquerable obstacle, the better he becomes; and the better he becomes, the more inevitable is his success. No one was born a master of his craft; it is only through the weathering of challenges that he attains such status.
An overweight person will not lose weight if he never pushes himself to his limits; a muscle will not grow if we don’t subject it to stress. Same principle applies when we want to succeed in our blogging goals—we need to go despite the pain, we need to endure despite the stress, and we need to push even if we don’t have strength to go on. These are the caveats that most bloggers fail to incorporate in their methods.
Now I ask: Where you are in your struggles of achieving success online (or any particular goals that you’re working on?) Are you prepared to go beyond your limitations to experience the stress and hardships inherent in any journey to success? Will you easily abandon all you have worked for just to relieve yourself of the agonies of disappointments?
Success is like a race wherein you don’t see the finish line. Others have embraced the false perception that speed is the ultimate determinant of one’s success. As everybody puts on their top speed believing that they would reach the finish first they have forgotten that it is not about how fast you can go. Tired and exhausted when many will realize that the finish line is no where in sight. Finally there will come a point when they believe that there’s really no finish and that only an insane person would push further to find it.
Now I know why 99% of bloggers fail, they simply stop believing in what they’re doing and they have allowed difficulties to drain their spirits. But guess what, those who are among the less than 1% knows much better, they know that success finds those who keep on pushing.
I can’t see the finish; I’m tired and exhausted. But I know that I need to keep on pushing.
Finding it hard to even start with your goals?
Whether it’s breaking from poverty, getting your dream job, succeeding in business endeavors, losing weight, finding employment, getting a harmonious relationship, acquiring wealth and power, writing that bestselling book or any goals you want to materialize, there’s a force within you that will always inhibit you from achieving success. 99% of those who attempted with their goals fail, and the reason is their lack of knowledge about their very own participation in their failures. Our early conditioning programs us to fail but by identifying and overcoming them, success will favor your efforts. Let me help you in identifying them in my ebook below at a very low expense on your part.
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