I’m stunned to figure out that how small efforts have helped me reach the point where my voice is heard, and I don’t have to look out for the freelance writing clients anymore. Instead, I let go of more writing opportunities than I take.
How has it happened?
Is it an overnight success?
The funniest thing is that a lot of people would think I got lucky and they can’t replicate this.
The good news is that every single one of you can succeed. In fact, I learned everything on my own – you could do better than me because I’m here to tell you things I learned along the way.
In this blog post, I’m going to share why every small effort matters – it’s a big fat promise.
I’m fascinated by every conversation, comment, like, tweet, and DM that I did to get to this point. I believe every small effort provided a foundation to build this momentum.
So I’m going to tell you three fundamental points of making small efforts that will help you understand the context of this blog post as well as how you can step forward to achieving success:
1. Find Your Strength
I’ve been telling this for quite some time now. You can’t succeed if you don’t love what you’re doing. So start off on the right foot. It’ll be tough—let me admit—but the outcome will be sweet in the long term. Finding your strength means to identify your passion or skill, polishing it along the way, and then sell it every day.
On the other side, I guarantee you that you can’t keep moving forward if you don’t love it, let alone succeed in it. For example, if you like photography, but you’re in banking, and you hate it, then it’s your fault. Admit it.
2. Take Baby Steps in the Right Direction
There is no problem in taking small steps unless you keep moving in the right direction. I’m beyond happy to tell you that whatever little success that I’ve gotten so far is the byproduct of small efforts. For example, putting in the hard work in every guest post, writing the best comments, helping out others on social media, and giving the genuine advice to starters – such things kept on providing the value to others, and in the end, it amassed a massive return for me.
3. Become Consistent
Consistency and small efforts go side by side. I don’t think I’m talented enough, but when it comes to consistency, I’ll beat you – because I don’t have a choice but to show up more often than a talented person. I know that many of you might not agree with what I said about not being talented; you’ll be kind enough to disagree – but it is a reality, and I own it more than anything else. The reason is that I don’t dwell on my lacking. I instead try to do what I can. It’s just a winning mindset, and this is how I roll.
A lot of people have told me that they learned or got motivated to see my consistency. And, I’m happy for them. There is no better feeling than making a difference in someone else’s life.
So this idea of making small efforts is based on three fundamental elements that you just read.
The reason I so much believe in the small efforts is that it has helped me tremendously over the past few years. I’ve written guest posts, left comments on the blogs, got engaged in the Facebook discussions, answered questions on Quora, tweeted others’ content, and above of all, tried my best to give something useful to others. All these things weren’t part of the plan; I kept on doing whatever seemed right. In the end, things kept on unfolding this way.
At least, I found out that my every small effort paid off.
I shared with you so that you can start off making small efforts too. The best part is that you don’t have to make drastic changes like quitting your job, canceling your Netflix subscription, break up with the soul-mate, or work 20 hours a day. Instead, you just have to start making small efforts.
What will you do to start making small efforts?
Let me know in the comments below.