Firstly I want to say a big Thank you to everyone who follows me. Whether you follow on wordpress, twitter, facebook, linkedIn or by email you are part of a group who has reached the 1000 mark!
Now I know some people may think ‘phh only 1000 – what are you celebrating that for?’ but to me, it means a lot.
I started this blog to help to grow my business and to share ideas that come up when I’m working with clients. I really believe that we can help make a difference by sharing our knowledge (excuse the hippy vibe) our positive energy and our good intentions. I know from feedback that I’ve had, both from emails and face to face contact, that in my own small way I’ve made a difference. Maybe it was helping someone in an interview, maybe it was making them giggle, maybe it was giving them ideas on how to handle something differently – what ever it was – it made a positive difference.
For me, this feedback means that what I’m writing is of some value and hitting the 1000 follower mark means that more people are getting to see it. I don’t know why 1000 was more significant to me than 998, but it was.
I think we go through lives making little milestones for ourselves. Originally milestones we literally stones by the side of the road that told you how many miles you had to go before you reached your destination – or to look at it another way – how many miles you had already travelled.
One of the things that can get us down is to think about all the things we have left to achieve and how much work it will take in order for us to achieve them. We can sometimes forget to look at how far we have come and what has already happened.
If I had a target of having 50,000 followers I could look at the fact that I still have 49,000 yet to go. (I don’t by the way – but it would be pretty great!) But instead I could be looking at the fact that 1000 people have decided that what I wrote was worth reading and feel proud and happy (which I do, and as I already mentioned – very grateful).
When you have a large target it can seem very daunting and one of the reasons that people give up on big challenges is the fact that they don’t think they can do it. It all just seems too hard. Break down your goal – what ever it may be – into smaller, bite sized chunks that you can do one at a time. Each small victory is a milestone on your journey to success.
Take for instance the problem of struggling with addiction. It doesn’t matter what your addiction is – alcohol, sugar, drugs, nicotine, gambling, porn – the idea of having to go the rest of your life without it can be difficult to face. Many addicts dealing with their addiction take the attitude that it’s one day at a time. Each day is a victory. Each moment is. That’s why organisations such as AA give out chips to mark off milestones in time. every one of them marks a win.
My advice is have a goal. Break that goal down to achievable milestones. Celebrate each an every one of them.
p.s. did I mention that I think each and every one of the 1000 that have chosen to follow my little blog are blooming marvellous?
Thanks again folks – you’ve made my day!