Blogging Mindset: Every Single Day

It’s human nature to look for an easy way out. For a shortcut. We waste an awful lot of time dreaming of the “big break” that will forever change our lives.

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.

Experiment.

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.”

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6 thoughts on “Blogging Mindset: Every Single Day

  1. I agree completely. Everything you do can either invest in your future or not.

    It just a question of perspective; sometimes doing ‘nothing’ is equally important, as it gives you time to pause and take stock; burning out won’t get you any closer either.

    It’s something the modern world doesn’t do; sit down and just observe. Doing ‘nothing’ doesn’t mean binging on Netflix, it could be as simple as just going to a park for a day and doing ‘nothing’ on a bench. Your mind will be able to expand, and maybe new ideas will come to you.

    At the end of the day, so long as you are conscious of what you want, and how your actions are contributing to that outcome, you should be able to decide on whether you are on the right track or not.

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  2. Sometimes the things that we perceive as being ‘useless’ are the most useful. Someone could write a 100 one paragraph posts in a month but someone who drafts and publishes several posts a week is obviously working on

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  3. Good advice, Christian. Every one is looking for that magic bullet. I think our society has become somewhat lazy, always craving instant gratification. Credit cards may have created some of that. “Have now, pay later.” The reality lies in a quote from Albert Einstein: “Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work.”

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