Ever got tired of blogging? Ever felt like it wasn't working for you? You have been blogging for months - yet, there isn't any tangible proof that you're going up or doing the right thing.
You research for long hours all in the name of write compelling and wonderfully detailed posts on your blog; still, after posting it on your blog, you get little or no traffic and the worst thing - No comment.
You spend hours on end writing powerful guest posts for different authority blogs in your niche. You're so confident that your posts will be accepted; you have done your research fantastically well; you have read their guest posting guidelines and followed everyone to the letter.
Proofreading is old news – since you have already proofread the guest post like a million times and your editing are all in order. Being confident and in high spirit you
pitch them your post and wait for their wonderful reply.
Their reply that says –
"Hi dear, we at example.com really like your post and will publish it tomorrow – be ready to engage and reply our vast readers; since thousands of people will be reading it"
is all you ever want to see. You're already dreaming big; your blog traffic will increase drastically, followers will increase, you may even get your first client if your guest post is eventually accepted.
Wonderful dream it is – only for it to be short-lived when you receive a reply that your guest post isn't what they are looking for.
Random questions will start to swing around your head. What are the things I'm doing wrong? Is blogging not for me? Is my hard work not hard enough? Or is my writing that bad?
You eventually get tired of asking yourself these questions; you get tired of blogging; because all you think about now is – quitting.
The idea of quitting is beginning to make sense to you - so you end up quitting. You end up a loser once more – because you believed you've tried your best.
Is your story like the one above? Or you are contemplating on making it similar to the one above?
Believe me – you're not alone. I've once been in a similar situation like the one above. But I didn't stay there for long; I was able to stop myself from giving up by reading motivational quotes of successful people and tried to understand what drives them to succeed in hard times like the story above.
Their motivational quotes have helped me in no small way in facing defeat and not to give up blogging, regardless of how hard it was to for me then. They made me realize that Quitting is not an option.
Below are 100 wonderful quotes from successful people to boost and encourage you-
My greatest concern is not whether or not you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
The last time you failed, did you stop trying because you failed or you failed because you stopped trying?
Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.
Roger Von Oech
Education is the progressive discovery of your ignorance.
Failure is success if we learn from it.
Failure cannot happen in your life except by your permission.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Do not give up until you make your last attempt, and don't make your last attempt until you have succeeded.
Winning is a habit, unfortunately so is losing.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Successful people keep moving, they make mistakes but they don't quit.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.
When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
Roger Ward Babson
Children have a lesson adults should learn, to not be ashamed of failing, but to get up and try again. Most of us adults are so afraid, so cautious, so 'safe,' and therefore so shrinking and rigid and afraid that it is why so many humans fail. Most middle-aged adults have resigned themselves to failure.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
There are still many more days of failure ahead, whole seasons of failure, things will go terribly wrong, you will have huge disappointments, but you have to prepare for that, you have to expect it and be resolute and follow your own path.
NOTHING goes exactly as planned. Make your OWN destiny.
A year from now you may wish you had started today.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
There are no magic wands, no hidden tricks, and no secret handshakes that can bring you immediate success, but with time, energy, and determination you can get there.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
People don't fail; they just stop trying.
You don't concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.
Why are you going to choose failure when success is an option?
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
No one is a failure until the person gives up the vision. You are only a failure when you give up the ability to achieve the set goal.
Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.
There are two types of people who always fail. Those that listen to nobody and those that listen to everybody.
My Advice For You-
Starting out in anything isn't always easy; especially in blogging. You need to write when no one is reading, write when your traffic isn't encouraging; write when you don't feel like writing. You need to write until you get noticed.
Giving up is not an option – no great man ever achieved anything of importance by being a quitter. Remember winners never quit; and quitters never win – there are no two ways about it.
Darren Rowse of problogger.net didn't start from the top. Brian Clark of copyblogger.com also didn't start from the top.
These men are among one of the people ruling the blogging world today because they believed that consistency always pays.
What kept them going was the zeal to succeed, no matter the circumstances they faced.
Failure is not a new word– everybody sucks at one thing or the other. The very thing that will determine whether you'll fail at something or not is - "you".
You've got to set realistic and well detailed goals and be determined to achieve them, because the journey is a rough one – you'll encounter countless road blocks, sleepless nights, bad network, loneliness, sore eyes and painful wrists; all in the name of blogging.
But, do not be dismayed, persistence will always bring result. Any blogger who has followed every known strategy in blogging and has worked tirelessly to get to the top – will surely get to see results.
Those that succeeded in your niche don't have two brains – they just worked harder.
They turned deaf ears to all thoughts of losing; and they never gave room to procrastination.
Having a resolution not to give up is all you need. Stick to the niche you're good at and permit nothing to deter you from achieving your dreams.
Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.
If your mind can conceive it and your heart can believe it, then you can achieve it.
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
James Whitcomb Riley.
Keep your dreams alive. Understand that to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
If plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters - 204 if you're in Japan.
Having a Vision is not enough. It must be combined with imagination, determination, faith, hope and passion. It is not enough to just stare up at the stars...we must become the stars that the stars shine down on."
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
Booker T. Washington
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
Lydia M. Child
Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Success is dependent on effort.
Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.
Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
Jon Bon Jovi
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
George Edward Woodberry
There is a very little difference in man, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference - ATTITUDE. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
Whatever you vividly imagine, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon.......... Must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
I would like to say that the quality of any man's life has got to be full measure of that man's personal commitment to excellence and victory, regardless of what fields he may be in.
Be optimistic. Things aren't always as hard to accomplish as you expect.
The tragedy of life is not that we die, but what dies inside a man while he lives.
When you cease to dream, you cease to live.
Malcolm S. Forbes
Determine what you want more than anything else in life, write down the means by which you intend to attain it and permit nothing to deter you from pursuing it.
The only difference between being a "dreamer" and a "goal-setter" is adding a deadline to the dream.
Well begun is half done.
I advise you to stop sharing your dreams with people who try to hold you back, even if they're your parents. Because, if you're the kind of person who senses there's something out there for you beyond whatever it is you're expected to do - if you want to be EXTRA-ordinary- you will not get there by hanging around a bunch of people who tell you you're not extraordinary. Instead, you will probably become as ordinary as they expect you to be.
Vision is the world's most desperate need. There are no hopeless situations, only people who think hopeless.
Neither you nor the world knows what you can do until you have tried.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is 10% how you make it and 90% how you take it
99% of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
George Washington Carver
Identify your highest skills and devote your time to performing it. Leave all other skills.
If you risk nothing; then you risk everything.
The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work extremely well.
A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
Jon Bon Jovi
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
If you want to achieve things in life, you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart, you'll succeed.
Success has a simple formula: do your best and people may like it.
Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
W. Clement Stone
No one can predict to what height you can soar. Even you will not know, until you spread your wings.
Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
You are either part of the solution or part of the problem.
If you want to know the road to the top of the mountain, ask a man who has gone forth and back on it.
All people dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake up in the morning to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people, for they dream their dreams with open eyes, and make them come true.
Blogging may be hard, but you need not give up now. There is always a faint light at the end of the tunnel, giving up doesn't make you a winner. Instead, it only gives you an excuse to give to people when they ask you why you failed.
Blogging at first – will be seriously hard. You will only succeed if you have a distinctive strategy you follow. Below are some of the strategies you should seriously follow if you ever want to make it online as a blogger.
They are -
- Write fresh content consistently.
- Guest post furiously.
- Do blog commenting and forum commenting enthusiastically.
- Connect and be friends to other bloggers zealously.
- Read other bloggers' posts seriously.
- Serve God – He's the one that gives wealth.
And finally, read this post all over again!
There you have it!
Never be discouraged; keep trying your best and never give up for anything! You'll surely meet people who will bash at you; laugh at you; even fight you - all in the name of making sure you fail.
But don't give them that last laugh, remember what Winston Churchill once said –
Never never never ever ever give up!
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