Consistency is one of the keys to success. It sounds easy but most people fail to follow through once they’ve reached a small milestone.
But we often forget that small victory is not the end. That is the universe rewarding you to keep moving.
If you stop putting in the effort or you “slack off”, the results will drop. It’ll be difficult, tiring and time-consuming to pick it off the ground again.
Let’s put this to perspective: Your Medium Growth
You just started out 3 months ago. The first month, you had 2 curated articles, gained 500 followers and earned $300. The second month, 3 articles got curated, 600 more people followed you and your earnings for the month was $700. In the third month, your stories got curated again, your followers count hit 2,000, and you’ve earned $1,000. Now, you also got the ‘Top Writer’ tag for your favourite writing category.
You’ve hit multiple milestones. From being Medium’s Top Writer to earning your first $1000 in a month on Medium.
For most, this could be the motivation to hit higher. You use this moment to share your growth experience and connect with new writers. You put in the same (or more) effort to publish quality content and grow your Medium profile.
To others, it was time to celebrate and relax a little. You’ve made it. You’ll write lesser and let the numbers grow on its own.
Now, who do you think will have bigger success on Medium? The one who continues to work.
Remember Your Initial Goal
Was your goal to simply earn $1,000? Or was it to make Medium your full-time income generator? Did you want to spread a message with the world and have an influence using your words?
Your vision and goal might be bigger than your current success. And until you’ve reached that goal, don’t lose momentum. Don’t let the mini success get to your head.
Take Care Of Your Health
Of course, if you need to take time off to take care of your health, go for it.
You can still work hard while having time to care for your own well-being. You chose this life because you believe it offers you freedom.
Freedom to work from home. Freedom to work whenever and wherever you are. Freedom to work as much or as little as you want.
A version of this post was previously published on Medium.com and is republished here with permission from the author.
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