The fact that this blog is visited by successful bloggers from different profiles, I dared to write an article about a basic element in blogging, the element that many of us unconsciously forget – one of the highest points of our morality called PATIENCE. Most of us suffer from the lack of patience and unfortunately we cannot challenge it, but just a few have really achieved it and they are the WINNERS. Or they are not?! Ok, but how about Harsh, isn’t he the VICTORIOUS, just look what he managed to do with ShoutMeLoud. Ask him what was the price he paid to become a successful blogger.
A short definition of Patience (for the sake of science)
An arab thinker gives a short but very concise definition about patience:
“Patience is the art for overcoming the difficulties”
I think that we cleared everything now. Every blogger goes through various difficulties during his blogging career, so I will say to you my dear colleagues, if you think that success in blogging comes within a day, month or a year, stop reading this article from the next sentence, cuz you are judged to fail.
Stucked in dreams
Nobody in this world has achieved nothing without sweat, without blood because everything has its own price. So dear fellow bloggers, if you have just entered in blogging, STOP dreaming of success and money. People don’t pay your dreams they pay you the favors you do to them, so keep that in mind and start working. Let me give you some verses from a poem that pretty much describes this:
For some, dream are all what they do
And for others, they make their dreams come true
Beware, because your dreams can be your prison especially if you are a sleepyhead parasite who spends all the day lying in bed with a remote control in your hands. Please, wake up my friend, you need an action. No one can make your dream come true better than yourself. You wanna be a pro blogger? It’s time to think like a pro blogger, to act like a pro blogger, even if you are just a beginner.
This way of thinking will help you to extend your horizons, makes you thirsty for learning and improvement of your blogging skills. If you think that a stupid “online money making formula” you see on internet will offer to you the possibility to earn thousands of dollars just by doing “nothing” you really have lied yourself. But even if it was true, stay out and begin your journey just by relying on yourself.
I know that most of you will ask me what’s wrong with earning money in such way, but the truth is that earning money without doing nothing i.e. become rich within a week will limit your capacities to maximum and will not let you to continue straight ahead to what you have intended – to become a successful blogger. The comfort that give you the money you have earned without effort will kill your skills and dreams. Did Harsh become a professional blogger just by a chance? I don’t think so. Take some minutes and read his blogging journey. Educate yourself with patience and start working hard to make your dreams come true.
Time vs. Patience
Everything in this world has the dimension called Time. Every our activity requires time to be realized. Tell me, can you watch a whole movie of 1 hour and 20 minutes for just 20 minutes? That’s impossible, only if you start skipping it which means you have not seen the whole movie. Most of us think that success is not matter of time. We are eager to get to the top as soon as possible, by skipping all the stages of our development as successful blogger. Let success come naturally. But we should forget ridiculous things and use our brain to become the lords of our minds. We should avoid being manipulated by our stupid passions. Don’t let your engine which will lead to the top to be the success of others, but let it serve to you as guidance and path to achieve what you intended.
Beware! Time is a merciless monster. If you are not careful with him, he simply will engulf you. You should learn the art of patience, the only thing that can help you face the monster called time. I’m going to finish this article with some verses I read from the Holly Muslim Book, Qur’an, taken from the chapter called Time, where God says:
By the time! Man is surely in loss, except those who believed and did good deeds and advised each other the truth and exhorted each other to patience.
These verses show clearly the way which leads you to success and we can get the precise formula for success: Faith, hard work, good deeds and patience.
I will let you now to think and discover what your really want in your life. If you have any concern or suggestion regarding to this topic, I invite you to make a little discussion here.
This is a guest post by Reegon, co-founder and author at Dip in IT. If you would like to write for ShoutMeLoud, check our guest posting guidelines.