“He wasted his wishes on wishing.”
If you are reading this blog post, on a blog called The Art of Blogging, odds are that you are interested in growing your audience, on becoming a better blogger, on writing quality content.
This means that you have certain expectations, desires, and wishes when it comes to blogging. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
But the truth is that the world is not big enough for all that everyone else wants.
We don’t get what we want, we get what we work for.
We don’t do what should be done, but rather what must be done. We are always define by what we are living to live for, die for, and what we can’t live without.
And these principles also apply to blogging.
How often do you show up? How often do you sit at your desk and punch those damn keys? Even when you don’t feel like it? Even when you’d much rather be doing anything else?
How much time do you waste wishing that things were different? Or in postponing the blog posts you should write? What about networking with fellow bloggers?
If you do not turn your wishes into clear goals that you act upon, you are going to break your own heart.
People don’t fail because of others or outside factors or plain bad luck, but because they fail to show up. Because they grow bitter and remorseful when things don’t get handed to them on a silver platter.
The idea is to show up. That’s 90% of success. The more often you show up at your desk, the more you increase your chances of success.