Don’t Give Up Too Soon

One of the biggest reasons for failure is giving up too soon. If you’ve read the short story called, “Acres of Diamonds,” you know what I’m talking about. It’s been awhile since I’ve read it, but this guy was digging for diamonds. He did this for a long time. One day, the shiny object syndrome hit him and he decided he should go look elsewhere. He did, but he never made a fortune. However, a fortune was made on the property that he left behind. He gave up too soon. That’s the condensed version, but you see my point.

There’s another story of a miner who kept digging for gold. He did this for a long time and then gave up and sold his mine. At the time he stopped digging, he was only one foot away from striking it rich.

Now, you can argue that there is a time to give up. However, if you fully believe in something, you should not give up until you bring it to success. Last week I shared a blog round up and I highlighted a recent article by Zac. One of his biggest suggestions was about not giving up.

Here is an excerpt:

Take a look at Problogger, Copyblogger, DailyBlogTips and even this blog. They all have one thing in common, and that one thing is that they never quit. The moment you quit, you’ve just taken a step towards failure, and every single day you think about quitting but you persevere, you’re taking another step towards success.

Be sure to read that if you missed it last week and find out more of what probloggers know.

Another interesting story of success is Walt Disney. I don’t think there is anyone living in a modern society that isn’t aware of Disney World. What most people don’t know is the number of times that Walt declared bankruptcy before his successful idea of Disney World.

It’s extremely easy to give up. For some reason, people have come to believe that if something doesn’t strike rich in the first year, then it never will. In fact, the opposite is true. It often takes at least five years to reach a desired level of success. It also takes a lot of hard work. If you aren’t willing to put in the effort and the work to see something through, then perhaps blogging and Internet Marketing isn’t for you.

It does take work and while you may not be able to fully plan ahead for the success of your blog, you do need to have some kind of vision of what you want to accomplish.

Are you ready to give up or do you have a success story because you pushed through the hard times? We’d love to hear from you.

 

 

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