The One Message No One Wants To Hear

I was talking to my friend on AIM. We were brainstorming article ideas and I was thinking about doing a series of articles on “How To Build An Authority Blog” – and then it occurred to me (by way of my friend):

The one message that no one wants to hear is this: success takes time.

You can accurately identify who’s going to be successful on the net by simply checking to see whether they have a proper grasp on the amount of hard work and long-term commitment it takes to succeed.

The sad thing is that no one wants to hear this message and it gets tuned out. So it’s very tempting for those of us with advice blogs to hone our content to appeal to the “get rich quick” crowd.

But most people don’t get rich quick, they get rich slowly. So if you want to drastically increase your chance of getting rich on the Internet, take the slow and steady approach. Form a long term, 3-5 year plan, and start taking those steps today that you can acheive today to prepare you for the steps you’re going to take tomorrow so that ultimately you will get where you want to be in 3 years.

That’s the best advice I can give you. (Well, besides getting to know the right people;-)

10 thoughts on “The One Message No One Wants To Hear

  1. It’s amazing to see the number of people who WANT to succeed without having to do the hard work it takes to success.

    Success RARELY happens by accidents. It takes time, strategy, and focused action.

    Thanks for giving it to us like it is: There are no shortcuts to success…

    Latarsha Lytle, MBA, small business success strategist and professional positioning expert.

  2. Most People have lost patience is well understood, they behave like intraday stock traders who love quick profits and not long term sustainable growth. Short sightedness and hunger to achieve as much as he can in shortest possible time is what one should avoid and learn patience:- It’s a true virtue.

  3. also…

    you can either put in money and wait for an year, or you can do it yourself and work for 3-5 years.

  4. that’s the main take-home point for me: time and patience. that’s why I’m eager to get cracking on some spin-offs of my main site, NOW!

  5. haha. what a priceless line. we should now run an seo contest to see who can rank for that phrase;-)


  6. So true Chris! And I must say, I love the super-dashed word at the end of your comment. You may want to stick that in a META title somewhere… great keywords – you could get rich quick selling that system!

  7. There is a massive percentage of people who put their fingers in their ears when you use the phrases “hard word” and “takes patience”. Unfortunately there are only too many people willing to sell them this dream with their instant-print-your-own-money-automatic-while-you-sleep-patented-system

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