3 Valuable Life Lessons and How You Can Apply Them for Your Steemit Succes!

in life •  11 months ago

After a lot of reading experience in the last two year, in which I have read 17 books and countless articles so far, I feel I should start sharing what I learned with you; my fellow Steemians. Then I thought of all the experience I gained on Steemit during my six months here and decided to include a bit of that too in this post. The aim is not only to share valuable life lessons but also see how these lessons are applicable on Steemit.  

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Lets's begin!

1. Wait For Great Things To Happen

Great things happen with time. You could fit in a fist when you were born but look at you now. Could you be who you are without all those years of growing up? The answer is obviously no. The only thing which got you where you are right now is time. You couldn't be an adult in 2 years. You cant be old unless you go through the rigors of time. 

Great things always happen when you decide to do them (Source: Pixabay)

There are things that we have control over and can make them happen with our dedication, but it takes time. If we plant vegetable seeds, they grow fast but don't last much. But if we sow seeds of a tree, it takes lots of time to grow but stays for years and centuries. See? Great things take considerable time to happen. Wait for them.

On Steemit...

Greatest things on Steemit are the genuine conversations that happen between people who never knew each other before. Some of the great, but not measurable, things on Steemit are:-

  • Relationships
  • Appreciation
  • Respect
  • Community Leadership

None of these great things happen on your first day at Steemit. They take time; some more than others. Coming to measurable things, they also progress with time. Reputation increases only when you receive rewards and you don't start getting rewards immediately. Followers increase over time but you have to learn how to attract followers with your valuable contributions and it takes time.

Overnight success, in life or Steemit, is rare and irrational. Every great thing takes time. 

2. See Problems As Opportunities

Think about it. Right now, you have health, time and skills. You have challenges which you can overcome and become stronger. You have problems that you can solve and become a better problem solver. 

Yes, you can!

If you have a mess in life, you can remove it and make your life better. Problems are opportunities but only if you look at them as opportunities. Problems remain problems or become greater problems for average minds because they never look at them as opportunities. You should learn and know how to solve your problems. 

Start looking at solutions because solutions are opportunities to make a difference. (Source: Pixabay)

The takeaway is that you have the resources that you need to make your life better. Use these resources to overcome the challenges of your life. Look at problems as if they are the opportunities presented to you. That's what problems really are; opportunities!

Problems on Steemit?

A very good example of seeing problems as opportunities is Utopian.io. It ( @utopian-io) is a platform which rewards open source contribution. In other words, you get rewarded for highlighting problems and their solutions. I considered poor user retention a problem and submitted my first ever contribution, and the only one so far, and it got accepted. I was rewarded handsomely for identifying a problem.

If you have any knack for problem solving, do join @utopian-io and contribute. There are a lot of skills that can be utilized to contribute there.

In normal Steemit usage as well, if you face a problem then go to Google and type "how to solve this problem" and add Steemit at the end. You will start learning a lot about Steemit and become a better Steemian with time. Every problem you face is an opportunity to learn more.

Just an example of how Google can help you learn about Steemit. Nothing makes me happier than being the first author on Google results.

3. Take Responsibility Of Your Life Right Now

What do you need to solve your problems and make your life better? 

  • Courage? 
  • Hard work? 
  • Planning? 
  • Intention? 

Who has all the control over all these things? You! Yes, you can work hard right now. You can plan right now. To start solving your problems, you can gather the courage right now.  

Get up and act right now! 

Because... 

  • No one else will solve your problems, overcome your challenges, and make your life better if you don't do it yourself
  • No one can change you if you don't wish to change yourself or help you if you don't help yourself
  • No one can get up and act for you. You will have to get up and work for yourself!

Taking Responsibility on Steemit...

Your account is your property. Your blog is your farm. You will reap whatever you sow and to reap great things, you should sow the seeds of great things. Whales are not going to visit your blog and give you an upvote. You have to produce content that reaches the eyes of curators out there. You have to initiate action for a favorable reaction from the community.

Learn how to setup your profile. Learn how to create a blog post. Learn how to engage with the community. Learn what not to do. You may have to learn the hard way too but always take the lessons and implement them. Your Steemit success is a function of your own effort. Take charge! 

Conclusion

Things do not happen overnight. Neither in life nor on Steemit. Rome was not built in day and neither will be your blog. To make great things happen, you have to put in your efforts and wait for the results. You must see your current problems and take them on ferociously. Only by taking full responsibility for your life, you can make it enjoyable, better and prosperous.

If this blog post inspired you, helping others, and supporting me, by resteeming it would be a a good thing to do and I will wait for it to happen.

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Thanks for reading.

This is a very thoughtful post. I especially liked your first point: "Overnight success, in life or Steemit, is rare and irrational."

It's hard to be patient! But it is so vital to wait and continue to work towards good things.

When you hit a rough patch in life, or things don't go to plan, or rewards don't come quickly, it's so easy to get frustrated.

To be honest, I needed to hear this today. It has been a rough day, and I want the bad times to pass. But I know I have to be patient, and give it some time.

Thanks @ilyastarar for another great post!

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I take great pleasure in the fact that my post has timely helped you. It's true that patience is a difficult virtue. It's also true that frustrations are part of any journey. But it is our mindset towards frustrations which matters the most.

When we have a rough day, it's hard to go through it. Invariably, our expectations cause us to react negatively. Whenever you do not receive enough reward, increase the effort and come again. You will succeed.

I stumbled on your blog just yesterday when someone that I followed resteemed your post, ever since then, I couldn’t set my eyes away from the sincere work that you’re doing here.

Greatest things on Steemit are the genuine conversations that happen between people who never knew each other before.

You made a great candid point here!

Thanks for sharing, I’ve up voted some of your recent posts and followed you as well.

I am a friend @maxdevalue.

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Thank you so much for your beautiful comments. I am replying to all the comments and there are a lot of good ones from you. I'm a bit overwhelmed and also worried about depleting my voting power because each of your comments deserves a good reward.

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Thanks a lot friend.

Phenomenal and inspirational post! I appreciate it immensely! Thank you so much for sharing! I love steemit! It is such a kind and helpful community! I'm very blessed and honored to be a part of the steemit community! Two thumbs up my Friends! :)

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Thank you so much for your appreciation. Steemit indeed is a great community full of great people. We're lucky to be part of it.

To achieve something in life, we will definitely need to identify important life goals, create a plan of action, and work whole heartedly. So If we want success, we will have to work constantly and but It doesn't just happen to get the great things very soon. As you mentioned in your content that there are no overnight success stories. In-fact pretty much everyone if we see who has achieved something great, has put the hard efforts yards in.

''Courage,Hard work, Planning, Intention'', these are my favorite traits because these are property keys to success. so dear steemians keep on practising these traits in your life.
After reading your inspirational post my heart is saying that I should write much more, more and more in comment...
Wonderful post thanks for sharing @ilyastarar

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Thank you for such a wonderful comment. Again. I must say that I have seen great improvement in your writing. Keep up the good work.

very nice and inspiring post @ilyastarar

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Thank you very much.

This post has received a 0.22 % upvote from @drotto thanks to: @banjo.

A comprehensive path for a newbie, in your article you have smoothly mention everything to start our blog. Actually this @steemit is new breed of blogging infact @Steemiting. Nice you said that Rome was built over-night but yes in centuries, we hope we will build our presence in months, beside that , we would need more guidance from yourself Mr. @IlyasTarar. Be ready we are going to ask many queries in near future. Thank you..

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Brother @jmcp20, kindly tell me in which language you want Thisbe article . I will translate for you.
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