Maybe I just needed to sleep

Last Update: December 24, 2014

Hey guys!

Work has taken over my life, and though I wish I could be here interacting 24/7, it's simply not possible. Yesterday was a pretty good day, but for some reason I was a little irritated.

I'm the type of person who loves to interact with people and make friends, but as soon as I have the slightest inkling that someone isn't sincere, I immediately withdraw and become distant. (cold even) Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I'm a Sagittarius, I don't know :P

So I got home and started noodling around on WA. It took me 10 years to figure out a keyword to target, and I got some great help from Steveo regarding site health, the length of my blogs, and how the keyword tool works.

I quickly became overwhelmed and as per usual, ended up with a million tabs open. Sometimes I want to succeed so bad, that I give myself these unrealistic expectations even though Kyle said not to. I get discouraged for no reason, although it seems logical at the time.

"I'm not ranking" "I haven't made any money" "This beat site is better than mine" "There's so much competition" "What makes me think people will click through MY site?" and a barrage of other questions that get into my head.

I've been a premium member since Dec. 7th (LOL). I guess I need to take a step back and AGAIN, realize that this stuff doesn't happen overnight. I think some of you know me by now. I'm a results oriented person. In my paintings, beats, and artwork of any kind. I WANT TO SEE THE FINISHED PRODUCT! :P

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm seeing all these people around me (outside of WA as well) having success and because I'm not, it gets me down. Especially lately, it seems like everyone and their brother just can't wait to tell me how great they're doing. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for them, and it's always great to see someone else succeed. Many times it can be inspiring as well. I've always had trouble defining that line of: Being envious vs. being inspired.

It's a tough battle. One of the things I tried to work on in 2014 was not comparing myself to others. Easier said than done.

At the end of the day, sometimes you just need to go to bed. I had not realized that yesterday I was up since 4 a.m. Almost 24 hours later at 12 a.m., I figured it was time to just say f it and go to sleep. :)

Thanks for reading!!

-Stu

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OgGrover Premium
Good night, Stu. Pleasant dreams. WA will be here upon your awaken from slumber.
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StubearBlack Premium
lmao OG strikes again. Love it!
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adaba063 Premium
great post describing the confusion and overwhelm that can easily happen

working towards a goal can sometimes be like waiting for a kettle to boil, the longer you just keep watching the kettle, nothing seems to be happening

but when we put the kettle on and the get occupied with something else, all of a sudden we realize the kettle is boiling

yes, keep focused on your goals, but stay loose,

it will happen

all the best,
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StubearBlack Premium
Thank you! Great to know there's so much support here. Sometimes I really do feel alone but then i realize how many good folks are waiting in the wings. Hope to hear from you more!
-Stu
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adaba063 Premium
I trust that by now you have gotten some rest,

so how are things for you now!

all the best
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StubearBlack Premium
Hey great to hear from you again! I have gotten some rest lol. Work has eased up a bit since Christmas Eve. I also had today off and I have gotten a lot done. So much in fact that I'm currently ignoring company that my mom has over. LOL. I just want to get more and more done.
-Stu
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nathaniell Premium
Just remember, there's always a backstory that you might not be aware of. Maybe they started towards their goal earlier, or set the bar lower. You will achieve yours in time if you are persistent.

And trust me, when you do, then people will look at you and say, "How did he do it so easily?!" Some people are just lucky.
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StubearBlack Premium
Hey nathaniell.. thanks for the push forward. I will keep plugging away :)
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wombat2 Premium
Wise words indeed Nathaniel, "Maybe they started towards their goal earlier, or set the bar lower"
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AndyJ Premium
Stu, I think you just gave me an idea for a blog!

This is always easier said than done, but try to relax man, unwind and enjoy the ride. Steve's comment is reminding us all that "it's a process" and we have to be smart enough to remain patient and persistent so we survive and arrive in the successful 5%.
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StubearBlack Premium
Thanks Andy! Glad to have met you on here. You seem like a really good guy
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AndyJ Premium
Just keep your eye on the ball Stu...stay focused. Somehow things work out. Ya don't always know how in the moment...but they do.

Merry Christmas if you celebrate it!
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steveo5770 Premium
I'm not going to tell you anything that you don't already know, but I'm going to say it anyway :) First of all, you've been at this less that a month and if you were succeeding already, it wouldn't be fair to the rest of us.....lol

If you want to compare yourself to others, keep in mind that 95% of people in any business fail and quit. I'm not talking specifically about WA members but internet marketing as a whole.

So, if you continue to work your business and keep moving forward, that puts you in the top 5%. It's not a bad place to be :)
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StubearBlack Premium
Steveo my man, you're one of the good guys. Thanks for your continued support!
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