Hello friends… I’m back.
It’s been a few months since my last post but man oh man! It feels good to be back!
Once again I got tired of this whole blogging idea and almost threw in the towel for good.
I had put in 3 and a half months of non-stop work on this bad boy getting all the technical stuff figured out (which was a giant pain in the ass) and I could finally concentrate on creating content.
However, Once I finally got to that point, I had burned myself out. I have not even logged into this creation of mine for months now.
Out of curiosity, I recently decided to check my website analytics to see if it was still alive.
Not only was my blog alive and kicking, but I had also just had an organic search engine visitor!
Apparently, someone in France viewed my Scripted Life post. Who the hell knows if they liked what they read or if they even stayed on my website for more than 5 seconds, nevertheless a visitor is a visitor!
Recently, I’ve had tons of ideas for content flowing through me.
and once I discovered that another human being found my blog and clicked on a post, I knew that I was finally doing something right.
Give Yourself Time Before Making Decisions and Always Trust Your Gut
During the past few months of neglecting Success & Strength, I had thought about quitting it altogether.
Each time I felt like putting a cancellation ticket into my web host provider, something inside of me said,
“No Nick, don’t do it. You may have lost interest, but this is the best internet creation that you have ever made. Let it live, for now, give it a year. If you still don’t do anything with it after a year, go ahead and walk away from it forever and never spend money on a blog set-up again”.
and a couple months later…
here we are…
The Problem with Self-Help Material
I have read tons of valuable self-help material on how to be successful and achieve everything you want in life, but I believe that most self-help material has one major flaw.
Most of it recommends becoming OBSESSED with your goals.
Almost every mega-successful person that I have idolized tells everyone that OBSESSION is the key to success.
Many of them promote tunnel vision or only focusing on one thing until you get what you want.
While I agree that this strategy can be very effective for some people, it is just not for me.
If I work on something day in and day out for hours and hours every day, I will simply lose interest.
I can only take so much of one thing until I start to go a little crazy and say “Fuck This Shit”.
Don’t Get Tunnel Vision
It took years for me to understand, but I have finally realized that working on multiple projects at the same time is okay. Everyone is different. As much as you might want to emulate someone else’s success, you are not them. You are you!
If you simply need a break from something, take it. Then return once your passion is reignited again.
Too much of anything, no matter how good your intentions may be, will almost always lead to burnout and certain failure.
You must do things in life that you actually enjoy doing while finding a balance between working and taking time for yourself to relax.
If your passion for something is starting to die and feels like a soul-stealing job, then walk away from it for a while and regroup.
It is much better to slowly chip away at projects by working on them for just one hour a day rather than forcing yourself to work on them 24/7 until you finally burn out.
Just Because you Took a Break Doesn’t mean you Quit
One thing that this experience has taught me is you can walk away from projects without quitting them altogether.
Just because you need a mental break from something doesn’t mean that you failed and need to blow the whole thing up.
The old me would have deleted the whole damn thing within two weeks of not working on it.
I’m glad I didn’t do that this time!
You must always remember the story of The Tortoise and the Hare and apply it to your own life if you wish to remain happy, healthy, and successful.
There are no shortcuts to success and great things take time to happen.
God damn, it’s good to be back…
From The Man Himself –