Yeah, keep dreaming about becoming an overnight success someday. But do the work. Show up. Every single day.
Because you’ll have to work for a few years at least before becoming an ” overnight success.”
Every single day matters.
What you do today matters. What you do when no one reads your stuff matters.
You must be willing to work and work and work far before any money comes your way.
There are certain illusions about the very nature of work — that we must do what we have to do for a short while, and then it’s over.
We also tend to believe that luck matters more than we like to believe. That triumph and disaster are not dictated by our own actions, but the actions of others.
I am here to tell you that doing the work, every single day, whether you feel like it or not, whether you’d much rather do something else or not, that’s 90% of success.
Becoming good at something, earning a living from it, being admired by others for it, all of this depends on the habits you form.
What you do every single day. Not once in a while.
Remind yourself this next time you feel like complaining that no one reads your blog. Remind yourself that you did not do the work. You did not put in the hours. You keep writing a post once every couple of months and apologizing for not posting.
Every single day.
Punch the damn keys.
Connect with fellow bloggers.
Read, read, read.
Think of new ideas.
Try out different mediums, formats, series, platforms, you name it. Try everything. At least once or twice.
But never, ever forget that what you do every single day tends to become what so many are fond of calling “destiny.”