Small Efforts Will Make You Successful: Here’s What You Need to Do

Small efforts matters in success

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?

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  1. Hassaan

    We are what our habits are. Absolutely fundamental in making or breaking our destiny. You are right that when small steps are taken day in and day out, this makes a difference. In early career, when skills are not enough, this persistence and showing up make up for numbers. I can totally agree with you on this one.

    Short and sweet and but powerful message, well done and best of luck in your future career. Cheers.


    1. Thank you so much for stopping and paying attention to my content. I couldn’t thank you enough. I’m glad that I wrote this blog post. I know one or two readers might find it helpful down the road. I often think about the whole picture of my last five years of working as a freelancer; what if I hadn’t sent that email or left that message on Facebook, things would have been a lot different. I’m fascinated by every small effort, and it makes me more conscious and energetic to pay close attention to small details.

  2. This has been my experience again and again Hassaan. Folks need to hear this message. Seemingly tiny, successful steps taken daily for years, backed with the right energy, allows business to flow to you. You magnetize yourself to success by doing each little thing right. Wonderful how it works, right?

    Thanks for sharing 🙂


    1. Ryan,

      Man, thanks for stopping by.

      I can’t stress enough. Small efforts do wonders. A lot of people don’t realize that, and they expect quick results. Therefore, they quit at some point. I have been noticing this in successful people’s journeys for quite some time that they keep going forward; I realized that this is why they succeed.

      I tried to share what I learned.

      I’m glad you liked it.

  3. That’s so important! Too often we blindly assume that it’s quite easy to be consistent and focus on our strength but the other minute, we overlooked what we just assumed. Giving valuable information to others through different sources you talked about is a great tip for newbies. Making small efforts is just like sowing seeds today and expecting fruits tomorrow. Nice topic, Hassan!

    1. Hello Arfa,

      Thank you for your comment. I’m stunned to figure out that how small efforts have helped me get to the point where I am today—despite the setbacks and failures—there is a lot of stuff to be happy about after all.

      So yeah, I thought to share one of the best lessons with the readers.

      Thanks, again.

  4. Jamil Syed says:

    Hassan Khan,
    Very informative piece, must I say. All the right tricks o the skill, put down in an exceptionally motivating style.
    I’m thouroughly impresed

    1. Hello,

      Thank you so much.

      I know the secret that if your content isn’t helping the audience, it’s not going to contribute to your success either.

      That’s the key!

  5. Thanks for writing such a great content. This article was very helpful, I really appreciate you for this good content, Helped me a lot. Thanks Again!

  6. Hey Hassaan,
    I just finished setting up my blog. I have been thinking and reading about blogging for years but, I couldn’t start. However, I almost defeated the fear of writing.
    I’m fascinated by you and your methods.
    Thanks man.

    1. Hi Nirodha!

      I’m glad you started your blog. It’s so fulfilling to do something you love and always wanted to do. I’m happy for you.

      All the best!

  7. Hello Hassaan Khan,

    Thanks for teaching that the idea of making small efforts is based on three fundamental elements. Blogging on a specific niche that is within one’s expertise will definitely take one’s online journey to a successful destination and this is what you’ve categorized as finding one’s strength.

    I was taught this initially by one of my online entrepreneurial mentors, but just got it now in a more interesting manner. I just want to say kudos to you for teaching how to become successful with every small effort put in. I appreciate this a lot.

    As I am currently writing this comment, I am still a struggling blogger, trying to make a head start in my blogging career and tips like these have always helped so far. I have learned from several top bloggers that consistency is highly instrumental to online success. So, I have been trying to work on this too.

    Sometimes, I spend 10-12 hours a day building out my site, and occasionally spend much more time when I am busy with content creation.

    It’s not been easy, but I have always got enough confidence from passionate bloggers like you and Ryan Biddulph. Thanks for building lives! Your rewards are not measurable, be rest assured.

  8. Hi Hassan,

    Some of the great tips here to read about how smart efforts will help anyone to achieve his/her goal not immediately but definitely.

    Every drop makes a river and every small effort will reach you something bigger in life!

    Thanks for the Awesome Tips

    1. Hello,

      Thanks so much for your comment. Small efforts do wonders for you. I have no doubt.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your feedback.

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