Blogging Mindset: Emotional Immunity

Jim Rohn used to say that if someone gives you a million dollars, you’d better become a millionaire real quick. That way you get to keep the money.

The thing is, most people would say yes if offered the opportunity to get all that they ever wanted. As if by magic.

The same right answer? Not yet.

Because this is one of the trickiest parts when it comes to developing a proper mindset when it comes to blogging.

Easy come, easy go.

Yeah, I know. Terrible cliche, but these four words, when put together, give us the answer if anyone would ever ask us if we’d want to win the lottery – most folks do assume that you would want that.

The right answer is: not yet.

Imagine your blogging journey as if climbing a mountain. Another terrible cliche, I know. Now, the goal is to reach the top. One step at a time, painfully slow. It’s going to take an awful lot of time, depending on the height of the mountain you want to climb.

But if you were offered the chance to be teleported to the top? Would you take it?

If you did, you’d probably die on your way down.

Because you never trained for the climb, you never overcame the obstacles, setbacks, and frustrations that invariably come along as you climb towards the top.

Easy come, easy go.

It’s all about the journey, not the destination

Yeah, today’s post is all about cliches.

What I want to share with you today is the fact that you should enjoy that things are hard. You read that right. You are building emotional resilience, you are becoming stronger, more patient, more experienced.

This should be enough to comfort you.

The harder it is now, the easier it will be later on.

That’s a rule of life.

Keep this is mind, because blogging tends to break one’s heart early on. You start a blog, write a few posts, and then after a few weeks of no feedback, it is easy to quit.


8 thoughts on “Blogging Mindset: Emotional Immunity

  1. Yes it is hard when you first start blogging and experience gives you resilience and you need lots of patience.

    But you have been my main inspiration. Reading your blogs has made a real difference for my writing. Now I don’t worry so much about it.. I don’t have to be perfect. All your helpful hints work really well. Thank you so nuch Christian. 💜

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  2. So true! I know when I first started my blog three years ago and I didn’t have too much feedback, I was frustrated wondering if people actually enjoyed reading my posts or not. But I’m a very stubborn individual and decided to keep on writing anyway because I figured it would pay off for me eventually.

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  3. Another cliché to add: practice makes perfect. Or, at least makes us better at it, in turn making it easier (or less hard). We all have to admit our first posts will suck. Then they will suck less. And less. Until we can get something good in a few years. And we build our blog and following along the way. If we get instant success, we’ll be offering mediocre content to a bunch of people. In my not-so-humble opinion.

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