Channeling the Turtle.

Last Update: August 05, 2018

Hare vs Turtle?

When I joined Wealthy Affiliate in November 2017 I started my journey like the hare, fast and furious... I completed Level one training, my site and basic content. This is great, right? Well, yes for a start but certainly not for sustainability or long term success.

It was close to holiday time, I became distracted and didn't keep up with training, posts or research. Looking back I was channeling the hare, wanting some immediate gratification like more site visits...wanting to quickly get to the finish line. Needless to say I lost my drive and resorted to some old patterns.

Decision Time...

I was still paying monthly =:0 so hadn't given up fully. Last month I came very close to canceling completely. Fortunately I was reminded of my initial goals and commitment. I realized that quitting was not the answer. The answer was and is following through with what I said I was going to do!

I went premium and glad this was my choice!

For me, this is not about the money to be earned, it's about the completion of a goal. I'm feeling proud of myself. I'm an over thinker with perfectionistic tendencies. It's funny because I have BA in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work and am successful in my career. With that said, I've always wanted to be an entrepreneur and have gotten in my own way.

I'm choosing the Turtle

I'll take a slow and steady pace, like the turtle, moving forward with small, steady steps. When my goals are too big and I don't follow through I experience a sense of failure. Creating small daily achievable goals allows me to experience success and that keeps me motivated:)

Thanks to Kyle, Carson and this WA family!!!

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JWhite5 Premium
Dani that is a great post.You put your heart into it and you admitted your true feelings.How refreshing!The turtle won the race because he had endurance and patience. The rabbit ran out of gas and didn’t complete the race.
DaniMontana Premium
Thank you so much!
EandS2018 Premium
Yep, everyone myself included wants immediate results, but Elaine and I have steady us better for both of us. With full time jobs besides. We will all get there just at a slower pace than some.
JenSelanoff Premium
I can absolutely relate to how you mentioned that you 'have gotten in your own way.' I have recently realized that I am a perfectionist as well. I want to make my mark online, succeed with my online ventures and to always be open to learning more about new opportunities. This is where I got in the way of my own growth and success, as I began my first online business venture believing that I would become successful and satisfied financially right from the start as most online entrepreneurs tend to believe. I know now that I need to put in some serious time and effort to find that success. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience with us, and I wish you well!!
DaniMontana Premium
Hi Jen:) You're welcome and thanks for sharing your own! Being aware and accepting ourselves allow for creating change:) I believe we all have the capacity to make positive effective changes. Wishing you the best!!
Marlinda1 Premium
Hey Dani! This is so true. I hope that you continue to grow your online business and reach your goals and beyond :)
DaniMontana Premium
Thanks! and wishing you the same:)