The title to this post seems ridiculous to me because it seems to me that it’s so obvious. But I’ll admit, I haven’t always had this attitude nor this perspective.
As a member of the so-called Generation Y, I have a problem with pressures and entrapments of entitlement and being “successful” without actually having to do anything. It’s a disease I tell you (and it’s well-documented that Gen-Yers have some serious issues with “paying their dues”)!
But we have to work hard at it. We have to earn it. It’s amazing how many blog posts (and blogs) that want you to believe the lie that it’s really that easy to make it big and that all you have to do is signup for this and do that and follow this person, yada yada yada.
Your blog and your blogging is an investment and it’s much better to understand that it’s a marathon race and not a sprint. I believe that what Malcom Gladwell says in his book Outliers is true: There is a 10,000 hour rule to practicing your skills as it relates to success. He points to Bill Gates and the Beatles as examples.
You want to be a “success” at blogging? Think long term. Think the “long road,” and think 10,000 hours, not 10.
So here’s an encouragement to you, yes you; the person who hasn’t “made it” yet: You’re on the right track.
[Image from Klash]