If You Want to Succeed, You Have to Keep Showing Up

Meg Dowell

Rise and grind.

A lot of people hate that hashtag, and the philosophy that’s attached to it.

But it has merit, if you think about it. Basically: “Work hard until it’s worth it.”

If I’ve learned anything this year, it’s that hard work, consistency, and a stubborn refusal to quit actually all do pay off. It just takes a really, really long time to see those benefits.

Let me give you some examples, from my personal/professional experiences this year.

During the first half of NaNoWriMo, I made 13 videos about writing, for fun. Why not?

I gained exactly 1 subscriber during that time.

For the record, subscriber count doesn’t matter to me. I just like making stuff and that stuff is there for whoever wants to watch it.

This is just an example that I hope shows what “the grind” looks like. It’s slow. Very slow.

Look at the ratio…

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About christianboustead

I am a 34 old male who has been blind form the age of 11 years however, I don't let that get in the way of life.
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