If you read my quotes post from last week, you’ll realise this is quote number 7!
There really isn’t. Most people who have now made it, it has been a long process before. Hard work over the years show resilience, character building, rejection, success, setbacks, comeback and eventually a maintained level of success. People will always hate, and question how did YOU get there and what did you do? So, they can copy your strategy and not put in hard work.
Patricia Bright and YouTube
Take for example Patricia Bright, she has over a 1 million followers on YouTube and Instagram and has various ventures. Now, I have been watching her since University which was at least 4 years ago now. She has been grinding since easily since 2011/2012 and I have watched her grow from a young uni student to a beautiful young woman with a husband and child and her business.
When was the last time you put 8 years plus into anything minus school?
Basketball, Senior Management, Doctors……
Basketballers and footballers play and practice consistently since they were 8/9 before eventually making it in the NBA, Premier League etc. DJ’s consistently practice, mix before they can play at events. Doctors, architects, opticians’ study and practice for years before they become a qualified professional. This is all through hard work.
Directors or seniors in your company that you work at, they usually started in the position you are in now, but they have worked hard and with the right people at their side, they have managed to work up. Some people are lucky and catch a break early or come it as a senior level, but they have grafted before to get where they are.
To get for example 5k followers, it is a process of hard work. You have to post consistently, engage with your followers, put out meaningful content, have stories, and eventually your followers and engagement will grow. No point of having followers if your engagement is poor. You need to cater to your audience and target market. Then once you have 5k, you can start pushing towards the next milestone.
Hard work can breed success, happiness, motivation, resilience, longevity.
Once again, there is no substitute for hard work.
The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.
Peace until next time,
This Girl Can Write, A