Hi folks. Have you ever looked at someone else's success and thought how "lucky" they are? Or, made a comment about a Blogger on ActiveRain, about how their posts are always featured and it must be because "they know the right people" or they are featured because they are "popular"?
Did you know, successful people rarely, if ever, have thoughts like these? Successful people have a strong work ethic and have spent many years honing their craft to achieve "overnight success".
Successful REALTORS® have spent many years prospecting and studying market conditions to be able to get "lucky" and be in the right place at the right time. "Popular" Bloggers on ActiveRain have also put in the time, done the research and studied the market (AR) in order to become "popular" and get into the right "clique".
Lady Luck has nothing to do with success. You may get lucky and have short term success but you cannot achieve long term success this way. You have to have a plan and you have to stick to it. The same applies to ActiveRain. Being popular or being part of the right clique will not give you lasting success. You have to be willing to share and give folks information they can use. You have to be consistent.
So maybe if you are not having the success you feel you deserve you need to check your attitude first. Secondly, devise a plan and stick to it. Success in anything takes careful planning and persistency.
Check your vocabulary. Change:
- Luck to hard work
- Clique to niche
- Popular to trustworthy
Work hard towards becoming the expert in your niche and build trust by being honest and dependable. By doing this you may find yourself being "popular" and in the right "clique" and before you know it, your "luck" will change. To me, ActiveRain is just like real estate or life for that matter. I would venture to say that the "popular" Bloggers on ActiveRain are, or will be, successful in their businesses as well.
OK, I just reread this post and I'm not sure I got my point across. Maybe I'll get lucky. It sure sounded good when it was my head. Oh well, I'm throwing it out there anyway. Sometimes you just have to go for it. Maybe, you DID get my point. Did you? Does your success depend on Lady Luck?