This is not my first blog or was it my second blog, if I will be very honest , this should be more than my 20th blog I had set up and ran away from it. Have you felt like quitting so fast each time you started something or just burn out of the zeal to continue? Well learn from me to never accept defeat
Each time I abandon any of these blogs, I feel very depress and sad, because I know how much that had gone down the drain, plus the dream of creating another source of revenue gone.
To own a blog requires a lot of efforts, especially if you wanted to go premium and start off on a self hosted WordPress blog, you need to select a light weight theme, some good plugins and then good web hosting.
Starting up anything new is a daunting task which has a rewarding end if we can persevere, ” Speak it lawd”. That’s the analogy you will hear from public speakers but you and I know that its always difficult to reach that rewarding end
You remember I was telling you about how I created more than 20 blogs since 2012 till now, but yet, I am still here without giving up, you know what? if we factor in Nigeria economic harsh realities, I shouldn’t be doing this any more. Nay no need.
How many Years will I live that I should be doing this all over and over, Besides they said ” Stupidity is doing same thing over and over again but expecting a different result”!
However there is something that kept me going which I am definitely sure will see to the success of this blog, on a serious not I want you to bookmark this blog and use it as a reference point in years to come.
Whats was it that kept me trying without quitting anyway?” I hate it break it to you, there is nothing but myself! Yes I mean me, the burning desire, the curiousness, the sadness, the fear of just not living to the fullness of my life because of “Wants”
The motivation you need is all inside of you, truly speaking, if you are looking for anyone to motivate you, inspire you or tell you what to do in order to succeed , you may wait forever before you get started
There is no sure way to became successful rather than “Never quitting” Each time I see how far I have gone in creating blogs, I will remind myself that “its an error if all my knowledge about Blogging, Web designing, Agriculture and Empowerment goes to waste.” I have also learnt some great lessons in this journey. That Talent is never enough, so I need more than skills to succeed.
Right now I am learning how to improve my writing skills, I have also focused on writing on few topics am good at than throwing in every garbage .
Finally, if you have find yourself in my kind of shoe, I am not going to inspire or try to motivate you, rather I will leave you with a small summary about Eagles and chickens.
Both are birds that have wings, they are known for different things, chickens scamper for safety when its hard ,, when the storm rages however Eagle soar above these huddles and is seen as strength.
When people are telling you to thrown in the towels, ” It will not work” How long will you continue doing this? your mates are achieving this or that!, Dear, those are the right words you need for motivation, Keep on trying ,
Another thing you should do is to focus your energy on one area where your good in, grow the talent, build more on your strength, Meet people who have passed through same phase, Read good books, have a SMART List towards your goal attainment! Here is what SMART means;
Specific : Don’t Day dream be specific on what you really wish to achieve. My specific aim in creating this blog is to help other people who are like me and of course make money while doing it
Measurable: Let your vision, venture and projects have a way you can track the progress , lets say you wanted to loose wight , you can say this month, am going to loose 500 Grams flesh weekly by indulging on mild exercise 3 times a week , then you stick to it
Attainable: Don’t tell me you wish to be the richest man in Nigeria, Please let the dream be somehow what will not strain , drain and constrain your finances, health and Happiness. A lot of things are going out out there, Youths are impatient and wish to be like Dangote overnight.
This is why you see so much frauds, ritual killings and the Yahoo Yahoo scams.
Realistic: Like I said before like it be somehow realistic, Yes i believe in dreaming big but everything in life is in stages, set goals and plans that are realistic,. one of the ways you can know this is by setting a timeline, and measure of your progress.
Time Frame: The last piece is Time, time is the only precious gift we have in life, which money can not buy, so do not waste it. Let your goal align with time, by this time next year where would you love to be? How long will it take you to make a million Naira ? How many months can I exercise to loose 10kg of weight? or how many months can my blog stay before I can make money with it?
All these question will sprout out the zeal and road map to keep on working hard, now What I learnt in all these failures is that, Good things do not always come very easily