When I started this blog, it required a lot of hard work to get it going. It took me ages to acquire any single reader, it took me ages to put the word out. And I was building connections with other bloggers daily. At some point, all of that effort started to pay off. It took me a whole year to get where I am now. I think I could have done better, had I given more in. But the fact still remains, that I kept doing it. At this point, I am not worried at my blog at all. I give in an article or two here and there, and I still sense the insane growth. The more time passes by, the less work it requires.
Not only that time invested shrieked, it also takes me way less time to write something of high quality, than it used. Before I was investing hours upon hours into assembling the meaningful article, now it takes me less than an hour. More quality, and more quantity. Because blogging became my second nature.
The same is with your business. The more time you put in, the more you put out. It is the law of paying up front. There are no true instant gratifications in life, except the chocolate 😉 But even that one isn’t good for you, if used in excess. Delayed pleasure is one of the most important productivity secrets that you can learn from successful people. Being productive is delaying the pleasure today, for the benefit of not having to work tomorrow. But in order to get the avalanche started, you have to fuel your work with passion.
Because, only and only if you are crazy enough, you can transmute your dreams into reality. Productivity comes natural for passionate leaders. Productivity is not something you do, it is something you are. In order to achieve that level of your improved self, you have to start with radical honesty. You have to stop lying to yourself and wake up. Set your priorities straight, and stop making up excuses. If something is important, that thing is going to get done first, not other way around. There is nothing more important than you completing your goal and dream.
Goals, dreams and passions change through life. But one of the most important goals to me, and what should be the main priority for many people out there, is how to get out of the rat race. Once you are out of the rat race, you can work out of complete joy, and live with the complete sense of freedom!