When it comes to your website, it is often not enough to just walk the walk or talk the talk. You must be engulfed in a storm of hope that you will succeed. Over 150,000 websites are created each and every day – that’s about 54,000,000 websites created every year.
The problem with all of these websites is that not all of them can be successful. Out of the millions upon millions of websites in existence today, you will, likely, only be able to name 50, at most, that you actually use daily.
The odds are fairly slim that your journey will amount to much of anything, really – only a tiny fraction of the websites which are registered stand a chance at becoming great.
I hope I haven’t scared you off yet, though – there is plenty of hope for your venture. With a little bit of luck, a lot of passion, and even more confidence, you’ll surely surge to the top of the charts.
Examples of Strong Confidence
In 1960, a band of four men from Liverpool, England, emerged, and fancied the name of The Beatles. Thousands upon thousands of rock and skiffle bands emerged during the time period, and yet very few came to be popular.
The Beatles, however, were much different – they displayed a strong amount of confidence and passion. From 1960, through parts of 1963, The Beatles were known to play up to 10 hours a night to nearly empty crowds (for some time), on a daily basis.
The Beatles were confident that they could make it big with their music. Dick Rowe of Decca Records wasn’t so sure, however, and rejected the band in 1962.
“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” – Dick Rowe (Decca Records, 1962)
The band continued the endless and painstaking playing, however, and went on to become the most commercially-successful band of all time.
Applying it to You
There are large differences between being confident and living in an intense dream. Will your website be successful as soon as you launch it? No. Let’s look at some successful websites:
- Google – Founded in 1998, became popular in approx. 2006
- Facebook – Founded in 2004, became popular in approx. 2007
- YouTube – Founded in 2005, became popular in approx. 2007
- Mashable – Founded in 2005, became popular in approx. 2007
- Twitter – Founded in 2006, became popular in approx. 2008
Out of all of the large internet giants, these five websites definitely are extremely popular amongst nearly every internet user. None were instant successes, and most faced extreme hardship when trying to get somewhere.
Yet, you must remember to remain confident throughout the venture. When developing every website I’ve ever worked on, I’ve followed the mindset of:
I may not be successful today, tomorrow, or next week. But I will be successful in two months, three months, or next year.
Sure, even thinking of success in terms of months is pretty bad – your website won’t hit anywhere in just a few months. You must, however, break things up into goals and then determine your success by your ability to reach said goals.
My Proposition to You
In 2010, I wrote an article every day, consecutively, for 83 days. That’s 83 articles in 83 days, never skipping a beat. The feat took quite a bit of dedication, and a lot of hard work.
The basis behind the movement, however, was to exhibit my confidence – with all of the invested time, it surely will show that I know, for sure, that I’ll get somewhere, right?
That posting-spree led to foundation of my original community – a community which fed upon my content, and encouraged me to keep going.
It is with great excitement that I bring to you my new challenge to myself: writing an article every day, consecutively, until the end of May. That sums up to be 109 consecutive posts.
I hope to see many of you join me on my challenge – you don’t have to write as much as I will, or even write – just do something to prove your dedication.
Are You Confident in Your Success?
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