So many of you have kept up with me throughout this year and been a part of my transformative entrepreneurial journey. This year was nothing short of breathtaking, and having you to support me was a game changer. If you are reading this, you are a part of the reality I am grateful for. I wish you and yours the best today and beyond!
I think I came a long way in my writing. I am saying this because I found an article that I wrote a long time ago, one which I ironically never published.
Not sure why, but after a while of not publishing for my own web properties, I’ve discovered how much I procrastinate on hitting the “publish” button. Nearly every article I write, and I wrote them a bunch hasn’t been publishing material.
Why do I have this lack of confidence in my written material is beyond me. But feels like I will sweat dramatically more on my articles, as I have a burning desire to publish more.
Most of social media work, compared to SEO is creating short lived results that don’t tie well with the intent. People are on social networks to relax their brains, they aren’t actively searching for solutions to their problems like they do on search engines. If social media doesn’t involve big data advertising component, it’s not really productive form of advertising online.
Owning up to your words is hard, so be more mindful of what you’re saying, and commit less. Majority of people that overpromise don’t do that in order to harm anyone, but out of desire to please others.
Many people get annoyed by people pleasers, because they set expectations to them that never get met. They always get people disappointed due to this fact. The trick to dealing with people pleasers comes from within you. It is essential that you realize them and accept them for who they are, and stop taking them seriously. Your well being will thank you for it.
How often do you practice it? Do you have a disciplined routine? Often do I wonder how people with no discipline make it. One thing I’ve noticed is that social skills trump hard perseverance and dedication For many people in the west. People that work the hardest are also the ones that got overlooked quite often. And I am not very fond of that sad pattern that I’ve noticed through the past 10 years being in the workforce.
While a combination of soft skills and durable work ethics bravado does encompass a successful career, rarely the same person posses both. Me somewhat lacking the social aspect of success was compensated through perseverance and work ethics.
Struggle To Control
This led me to become a big fan of discipline. Discipline is a combination of motivation and a habit. Motivation is enjoyable, while habits are effortless. My whole life was dedicated to perseverance against adversity and building discipline. Majority of the anxiety and stress I used to face came from the efforts to control the outcomes of life that I couldn’t control. Most thoughts projected themselves to become a tangible reality.
Most of my stern attitude came from my dad, who always thought that his viewpoints are the end all be all of how life works. This made me rigid, and I always thought that me being internally stern and strict was something that brought the results. This was especially manifesting itself in work life, but it would overlap into personal affairs as well.
But reality is that we have little control of things. Day by day decisions don’t matter as much as the aggregate of your overall data. Pristine results are accomplished by perseverance, but you don’t need to sacrifice your entire life and self to accomplish big things. This is a limiting belief imposed to you by people that want to extract your life’s essence.
Guiding Thoughts That Made Me Grow
In my life guiding document called Source Code, I’ve dedicated a sentence to clarify that we are making decisions every single second, and inquired of myself: “What did I decide?” Amplifying this internal reminder of my goals, ambitions, and dreams.
I’ve always been on the intersection of the future and the now, constantly balancing between the present moment, and making the moves of the desired future. This happens by constantly having big goals in mind, this way you don’t lose sight of the destination.
The Mindset Leap
Exploding into the entrepreneurship was the biggest mindset transformation that took me 10 years to reach. Only by having massive success at my previous job roles did I come to the realization that, yes, I can do this. Every entrepreneur is taking a chance.
Optimism as the Guiding Force
But for someone as rigid as I am, who constantly worries about the future, the most important thing is that I’ve learned to relax. Entrepreneurs need to be optimistic. Optimism is a guiding element of success because without it we can not succeed.
A huge reason why I think I didn’t progress as fast as I wanted, was due to the fact that I had toxic people around me that didn’t believe in themselves and radiated that energy onto myself.
My desire to write this piece is to inspire people to think beyond the norm of what is imposed on them. The truth of success is grounded in both smart work, good talent as well as social skills. These things need to work together for a healthy growth and an environment where you can expand.