“Dumb people get rich every day. The difference between you and them? Self-belief.“
I remember the first time I read that.
It really made me think.
It was so accurate.
You’ll see people, all kind of people, who are rich.
Young people, old people, smart people, and yes, even dumb people.
What do the all have in common?
That’s right, self-belief.
The faith to keep going even when there’s no sign of hope.
It’s honestly one of the hardest things to do.
It almost seems crazy.
If you’re doing something that isn’t working, why continue?
You’ll feel like you’re wasting time and energy that can be used for something else.
Something that will actually get you results.
And here’s where self-belief comes into play.
Sticking with something will bring you success at some point.
No matter how hopeless it seems at the beginning.
You quit, you get nothing. You persist, you get everything.
Yesterday I was at the pool enjoying the Miami sun and doing some reading.
While lying there soaking up the Vitamin D and listening to music, I came across this article.
It tells a story about a woman whose website traffic didn’t increase for two years.
The article is very inspirational.
The woman (Geraldine) refused to quit.
Today her blog gets more than 100,000 visits per month!
That’s insane traffic!
However, she wouldn’t get more than 100 visits per day during her first two years.
But, now, her traffic is MASSIVE.
How many people would persist that long with no signs of hope?
What did Geraldine have?
That’s all it is, my friend.
It works every time with every person.
It’s 100% fail-proof.
Persist and succeed.
There’s no other way to say it.
There’s no other way to do it.
It’s the reason why I talk about it so much.
You want to succeed at blogging?
So do the millions of other blogs floating around the internet.
But how many will be around after a year?
This blog will.
Come back tomorrow, it’ll be here.
Come back in 6 months, it’ll be here.
Come back in 5 years, it’ll be here.
As long as breathing and getting sun in Miami, Inertia Will Hurt Ya will continue to grow and pump out content like a magazine company.
It might take you less than two years.
…Or it might take a little longer like it did for Geraldine.
But it will happen!
And here’s a secret of mine.
Write evergreen content.
In other words, write content that won’t become dated.
Content that will get people results today and five years from now.
It brings people to my website daily, grows my audience, and makes me money.
And it’ll continue doing that forever.
Because it’s evergreen.
“The key to success in blogging (and in many areas of life) is small but regular and consistent actions over a long period of time.” – Darren Rowse
So what should you do next?
Begin writing and commit to not quitting.
Everything else will take care of itself.