Life Is Difficult and the Coins Continue to Stack Up
I read many complaints about life: How difficult it is to succeed. How slow it is to achieve. How others or circumstances are to blame for it all.
I have my moments when I complain because I feel beaten down, like a failure, and find life difficult, whether it be due to circumstances beyond my control, or someone else's behavior aimed at me at close range, or my own misgivings.
Yet, I have greater trouble believing that success and achievement are out of reach, because I am a victim of some conspiracy.
I suppose that I have tested these theories here at Persona Paper recently. I have written about them rather extensively in the last two months, for those who are interested in researching it.
But just in the last four days--96 hours--I have evidence to prove that with a little bit of effort, even when one has life outside of the Internet, there can be success.
It requires three things: 1.) Examine the definition of "success," 2.) plan something that can work for you, and 3.) put it into action. The rest of it will take care of itself through momentum built.
In the past four days, I have spent approximately two to three hours daily reading, commenting, and writing. This has been my result:
- August 15th 9:30 a.m.-- Coins 2236 valued at $3.35
- August 18th 9:30 a.m.-- Coins 2700 valued at $4.05
- August 19th 9:30 a.m.-- Coins 2892 valued at $4.34
In four days, that is a gain of 656 coins or an average of 164 per day. In the last 24 hours alone, there has been an increase of 192 coins.
I have written and submitted 12 articles in the same 96 hour period. So, this success is not coming from writing 10 to 15 per day, but an average of three per day.
I share only some of my things on Twitter and Google+. I no longer have a Facebook account.
I have no other explanation than for seven weeks, I worked my tail off to get into the habit of doing--taking action. Now, I am working less than half the time, putting in an effort to simply read and interact with others, and write about 3 a day. That is it, folks!
Now, there are some who will likely jump onto the money band wagon, to try to convince me or anyone willing to listen that 8 to 12 hours of effort over four days earning only one dollar is hardly worth the time. They certainly have a right to believe whatever they want to believe.
But I would likely have a few questions for them:
- What is the ratio of time you spend between negativism and positivism?
- Does your negative attitude bring you better results, i.e. increased coins?
- If things are so bad, why do you continue?
- Would you please tell me something good, because I need your help with that?
No matter how you may measure success and achievement, what you find in life is more about choice of the lenses you wear to view it, and the attitude you maintain throughout.
Copyright 2015 - Coral Levang. All Rights Reserved.
Coins: 2894, +58 coins in 3 hours; $4.34, 21%
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