Are You Chasing "Quick Wins" or Long Term Success?
Over the past four and a half years I've been running an online business I've had the pleasure of working and interacting with a lot of people. Whether it be through my websites, email, social media, or right here within Wealthy Affiliate.
And during that time I've noticed some interesting trends.
One of which has to do with the psychology of those who are looking to start an online business.
What have I noticed?
Well, I've noticed that most people want everything now.
Obviously this isn't the case with everyone, but overall I have found that the majority of people I come across want results very quickly, or they quit.
I can understand this mindset because I wanted everything to happen quickly when I first started too. I even remember asking somewhere in the community why I wasn't making money already, just days or weeks into my journey.
So it’s not as if I’m somehow above this.
But what I have come to learn is that, not only do many people think this way, as I once did, but it’s an almost guaranteed way to fail.
And the reason is simple..
Because the person who wants everything now spends their time looking for "quick wins" in their business. They look for "hacks" and "secret methods" to "shortcut" their path success, and (at best) work on their business sporatically. And as a result, they end up quitting long before they've given themselves the chance to learn and develop real skills.
Or what sometimes happens is they will see some level of success, but because their business isn't built on a solid, long term, foundation, they eventually fall off the radar.
I see this all the time and it’s sad.
Now in stark contrast... successful people think long term and take long term actions. They understand that real results come from consistent efforts over time and are willing to take these. And that's why they win.
It's not because they're lucky, gifted, or some other reason people who quit dream up because they can't face the truth. Most successful entrepreneurs, the legit ones a least, got to where they are because they worked their butt off over time.
This is how myself and many others here in Wealthy Affiliate have built successful businesses online. We learned the ropes, took massive action and kept moving forward, knowing our efforts would pay off. And they did.
This is how Kyle and Carson took Wealthy Affiliate from an idea into what is now (literally) the most successful affiliate marketing platform in the world. And how they continue to innovate and do things that have not been done in this industry.
This is how Jeff Bezos built Amazon, a billion dollar empire. He says (over and over again) in his letters to shareholders that "it's all about the long term". He understands the importance of this concept and uses it as a competitive advantage over companies that do not think this way.
What about you?
Are you chasing “quick wins” and getting nowhere, or are you working hard to create long term success?
I hope you’re the latter, because successful people play the long game.
And when you think about it, this is an easy way to win. Because those who think long term will (every single time) outpace those who "dabble" in the online world, those who take half actions here and there, looking for quick and easy wins. Just by staying in the race longer.
And as a result, they reap all the rewards.
Let that person be you.
It's a choice.
Anyway that's it from me, I hope you found this helpful in some way! If you want to learn more about setting your business up for the long term, check out this webinar: