Have you ever been overwhelmed by all the career choices we have in this modern day? Previously growing up means you can pursue normal professions like becoming a teacher, lawyer, doctor or even an engineer. But now, even if you don’t graduate college you can be a software developer, digital marketer, designer, youtuber, streamer, professional Dota player…you get what I mean.
If you’re interested in business, there’s a lot of businesses you can start in the online space alone. A lot of problems to solve. A lot of people to help.
Can we be everything we ever wanted?
Yes and no.
Successful youtubers like Pewdiepie used to upload a single video everyday. They were able to conquer one single space before conquering the world.
So here’s how you can succeed in life: conquer one difficult goal at a time.
Become the best at one sphere such as blogging or streaming. And then pursue other spheres.
The question then is “when do we stop and give up”
We don’t. If you do quit, and pursue something else then you’ve failed.
Here’s why you think (or actually really) you’re failing:
Your focus is too broad
You can’t be a blogger and youtuber and instagram influencer at the same time. You will either fail at one or fail at everything. Keep your focus on one platform. Choose whatever speaks closer to your heart. After choosing just one, then consistently deliver.
Upload one blog every day
Shoot and record one video every day
Start with one. And then scale your goals as you master these.
You’re not seeking enough mentors
If you think you’re already the best at something, then you are already setting yourself up for failure.
The moment you close your mind to other people’s feedback, insights and knowledge is the moment you tumble.
Keep yourself grounded, be humble and seek people who are more than willing to share their experience with you. Youtube alone has billions of creators. The blogsphere is filled with people who are already earning enough to just sit down and do the one thing they love or be with their family.
You’re in it for the wrong reasons…money
I’m not telling you to NOT think of money as the end goal. But if you focus too much on the goal of getting rich out of your focus, then you’re setting yourself up for disappointments and frustration. The result? You will eventually quit. So how do we approach our path holistically? First, you need to accept that there’s a certain time needed before you can achieve ROI and/or achieve your target monthly revenue.
Conclusion: Avoid The Shiny Object Syndrome at All Costs
The Shiny Object Syndrome is the tendency to for someone to chase something new, be it a new business idea, tool, or goal, rather than to stay focused on what they’re doing. Doing so results to a lot of things including never getting things done and never becoming good enough at something. Again, the key is to quit quitting and to conquer one difficult task at a time.
So should you be blinded by a new shining object in the corner then hold your ground and re-think.