…I remember my father taking me to an air show when I was small.
Walking around the field, and looking at the American aircraft on show, was the highlight of the day.
Not just because they were American, but at the time Ireland didn’t really have an air force.
Well, we did have a few hang-gliders and a helicopter that had to go back at the weekends, but that was about it.
So, watching one of those jets go screaming by, parallel to the ground, and then pull back up and go vertical was…well, made a ten year old’s day.
I didn’t know it then, but that shape is the one that success takes.
It’s not a straight line from A to B.
It isn’t down here and then up there
It’s a long drawn out curve.
The longest part, is the straight bit, where nothing seems to be happening. You’ve travelling parallel to the ground,
but you’re not seeing anything.
That’s where most folk drop out.
‘It’s not working.’
‘People aren’t buying my stuff.’
‘I’m not getting anywhere.’
And then they throw in the towel.
But had they stayed the course, they would have seen the sudden upward lift.
The momentum their blog posts suddenly make.
The collection of books that suddenly find readers that weren’t there.
Their writing that suddenly get’s attention where it didn’t before.
That’s the upward climb.
And like that jet screaming toward vertical, your actions suddenly snowball on and on, getting you more and more results.
But this time with less effort.
You’ve broken gravity’s hold on you.
Success isn’t visible in what you do each day. But if you take those daily actions, that dam will break at some point.
You’ll never know how, or when, but if you drop out now, you’ll never see that vertical curve that’s in store for you.
It’s there if you stay in the game long enough.
Now…if you’d like to build a huge snowball of links, and traffic, all leading back to your site….I’d use this.
Barry J McDonald.
PS – One piece of content a day multiplied four or five ways, and you could have over a thousand sign posts to your
site in a year.
It’s that easy.