Originally here from Steemit.
You know, this always frustrated the hell out of me.
You know how some, if not most successful people out there today always say shit like:
“I most certainly did not expect this to turn into a business! It just happened!”
“I didn’t expect the article/video to go viral at all! It just happened!”
“All I did was write/make videos/create everyday and suddenly one day people started asking me if they could pay for what I was doing.”
“Oh I never cared about marketing, the money or if people read/watched my articles/videos.”
And yet… here they are, super successful, famous, rich and shit!
How the fuck did they get to where they are today, if they didn’t even care about the money or results?
How does one attain something in life when that something is not even their goal?
Surely they must have done so a little, right?
This used to really piss me off.
But I kind of know now. The answers are in between the lines.
1) They did indeed not focus on the money or result, and that’s why it worked
I started my blog because I loved to write, but honestly, I started it as an internet marketer (For shame Alden!)
I wanted to make money from home and be my own boss. The whole she-bang.
But guess what? Whenever I focused on the result, I ended up writing crap.
That’s the thing about trying to learn how to make money or do something extremely technical and specific: It makes you chase and stop attracting.
You use your head to learn, and with that, you escape from your heart.
When you chase, you will NEVER produce your best shit.
When you are in your head, you can’t express yourself fully, you can’t put your soul into it.
People who did it for the love of it truly are doing their best work because they’re always in their heart. They are not filled with stress or worry for the result because they’re just too into their art!
This is when they say, “I did it for the love of it.”
If you want to create your best shit, then don’t worry about the result. Do it cause you love it.
2) They did it to help others and that’s how a real, rewarding life comes
When you do things simply to help others, the rewards will come.
Yes. It works that way.
It’s not magic. It’s not some weird law-of-attraction idea where just because you help others, money will fall onto your lap.
I am not saying you help others for free forever either.
It’s about having that mindset of being sincere as you give, help and add value to others.
Then of course, you put in place what you believe you need to get rewarded yourself.
With that mindset, it’s a lot less tiring and stressful as you do the work.
This is when they say, “I did it so I could help others at first and slowly, it became a business. People were even encouraging me to make money from it!”
3) They’re consistent
They did the work everyday. No excuses.
However small a step they took, they still did the work.
This is consistency, which is what a lot of wannabe entrepreneurs lack. Most entrepreneurs today give up from being frustrated when they don’t get the results they want, the results they feel they should get just because they studied or did their research.
You don’t get results, nay, the guarantee of results just because you studied in business school, attended a seminar or even got a mentor. That’s not how life works.
You get results when you are consistent.
This is when they say, “Yeah I just did it everyday as a hobby you know? Then one day it become what it is today!”
Through their consistency, they slowly created something huge.
Baby steps folks.
4) They’re willing to market because they produced their best shit
Here’s something I learnt myself:
I hate marketing, even though I know how to do it.
I always conceded that I am not a marketer and hence a shitty entrepreneur.
The problem actually laid in the fact that I was producing shit I was not proud of.
Thus, I did not feel the drive to want to share it.
However, when I made something super awesome, something I loved so much, I was so willing to spread it around!
That’s the thing about marketing: We’re so focused on the marketing process that we think we can get away with producing crap.
It will NEVER work that way.
You have to start by producing gold.
This is when the successful people say, “Marketing? I didn’t worry about it. I just thought it was cool to share it because I know they’d like it.”
5) They have zero doubt
That’s why they do the work anyway.
They do it out of love, passion, the desire to help others, the little hobby time they give themselves and basically not-giving-a-fuck-about-the-result.
There is no room for doubt there.
That is why the work is done.
Most people today, as they’re so eager and focused on the result, doubt and uncertainly always seep in.
As a result, they end up not doing a thing, or produce something mediocre.
This is when the successful people say, “I don’t know how it happened! It just did!”
See how it all blends together?
If you wanna be successful today, then stop worrying about the results.
Yes, learn your basics. Learn and study what you can, but realize that they can only do so much for you.
The rest is entirely up to you.
If you want to enjoy the journey and not feel so stressed out all the time, then do it because you love it, you want to help others and that you enjoy every little tiny thing of it, every, single, day.l
That’s how you become successful.
Hope this helps.