Before I came here to Thrive I never thought I was too good at anything and was just bound to be mediocre. In full honesty, I thought I was bound to live a life of hard labor and never really amount to much. That was before I was at the Thrive business coaching offices, before I had goals before I realized that to reach my goals, I would have to put in the hard work in order to reach them. This week really showed me the importance of having goals, working on them, and doing just about anything to achieve them. Not letting distractions get in my way, or even letting others plans get in my way as I try and complete the goals that I have set. Success is dependent on what I do to reach my goals and not letting others stop me. As I look back in hindsight I realize now that having one goal and just dominating that goal was what lead me to where I am now.
To get good at anything, and when I say anything I mean anything, one must put in 10,000 hours of hard work. As I started to work in SEO I realized that in order to get good and earn money for my wife and me, I had to get good at my job. The whole business coaching paycheck I was getting was dependent on the number of articles that I wrote. So that made me really just obsessed with writing and becoming the best I can be at my job. At the time I didn’t realize that what I was doing was obsessing on one task until I become the best at it. This is was kick-started my love for this job and my future promotion in the company as well. As I continue, I have a mentor helping me learn as I go. Learning from them and not my own mistakes.
To get good at anything, and when I say anything I mean anything, one must put in 10,000 hours of hard work.
After I was putting in 12-14 hour days writing business coaching articles I soon came to find out that there was always something to distract me from accomplishing my goal I had set for the day. I knew the number of articles I needed to write each day to make enough money for my wife and I. There was always some other person in another department laughing, telling a story, or anything other than work. This made it hard to stay on task and not go over there and listen in and talk. However, once I made that choice that I would write my articles and not let anyone distract me was a game-changer.
For me, I recognized the fact that I was on a path to mastery in my job, it just never clicked into place until this week. Without the drive, effort, and the willingness to do the hard right instead of the easier wrong choice made me a better person. As I am working toward my goals I set for myself I think on what really matters. Why am I doing this? And what is the end result of this goal? Having these goals set one year, three years, and five years in the future really drives me to reach them as they come.