Suck it up. Keep moving forward. Take action.
I tried to send this message loud and clear during my second workshop at the Etsy Success Symposium this past Tuesday. And, I got a lot of responses from people who said, “That’s exactly what I needed to hear.”
But, some people don’t like to hear it. They want the “secret” to success. They want to know how to make lots of money without doing lots of hard work. They want to believe that if they can find that one elusive answer, all their creative dreams will come true.
It doesn’t work that way. Overnight success doesn’t happen.
People succeed from taking consistent action toward their goals. And, you can easily be one of those people.
What’s your big goal?
Post it on your wall. Ask yourself if the things you’re doing on a daily basis are bringing your closer to your goal or further away from your goal.
Are you spending more than an hour a day on business busywork? This is the stuff that isn’t bringing you any closer to your creative dream goal. If you waste hours on social media or check your email every 5 minutes, you’re misusing precious time that could be spent getting you closer to your goals.
Stop making crap excuses.
Everybody has stuff going on in their lives. Everybody. Your stuff might be more valid than somebody else’s stuff—but it doesn’t mean you aren’t making crap excuses.
There are people who have major setbacks and problems, and they still succeed. You can, too. It’s a choice to succeed. It’s a choice to work hard. It’s a choice to take consistent action.
There are two types of people: excuse makers and doers. The doers succeed. And, well, we all know what happens with the excuse makers: nothing much.
Which one are you going to be today?