I used to have a regular cubicle-zombie job. I got up every morning and dragged myself to an office where management encourages mediocrity. Because of that, I felt trapped in a never-ending case study on the Dunning-Kruger effect.
Working for other people leaves me with a sense of not having control over my life. It makes me feel dependent on the whims of others. I wouldn’t say I liked it.
So I quit. I always wanted to work for myself. To take control of my income stream so that I could build wealth. That’s the path to independence.
I published my first post on my blog in November 2019. I checked the analytics at the end of the day, and three people read it. And those were all people I know.
I wish I could say that my audience exploded from my uncle and my girlfriend to 10,000 visitors in a month. But that didn’t happen.
It’s a slow climb. Most weeks are a little better than the last. But no explosive growth.
It takes patience and persistence to build up to something big. You must have the discipline to get up every day and do the work. Researching, writing, and marketing don’t happen without taking meaningful action.
Success boils down to hard work. And hard work is something you can’t hide from. You have to do it. No one is going to hand you anything, no matter what they promise you. If you do the work, you improve your chance of success. If you don’t do it, you guarantee a life of mediocrity. It’s all your choice.