What follows is the blog I submitted to Huffington Post, to introduce myself to the readers. Whether the Huffington blog editors elect to pick it up (use it) or not, I’m still going to share it on my page because it’s my blog and here I own the content, and I decide whether to post or not. There is nothing quite like having the power over your voice and your words. Try it some time, start a blog, I recommend it. Just maybe it will be your first step to change the world.
Here now is my first HuffPost submissoin: Splendid Discipline:
There might be nothing quite like it. Tiny actions, the smallest of activities done consistently over time, leading to massive results. I know, because I’m living it.
Find your why, then find your way. Figure out what it is you want to do with your life, what your unique talents and gifts are, because we all have them. There are hidden treasures inside all of us, the goal of this human existence is not to die with those treasures locked inside you. And if you can figure out that one thing, there is no doubt those treasures will somehow change the lives of those around you, and if you do it right, change the world.
Once you find your answer to why, the how becomes easy because the resources are everywhere. Find your purpose, then match that purpose with your passion and perseverance and magic happens. And it happens all the time. But where the rubber meets the road is your action plan. Want to have a million dollars? Then first you have to become a millionaire. You have to save, to work, to invest and you have to act like you deserve it, work in service to other people. Do the most seemingly insignificant activities consistently over time that create something significant – You.
But I can’t just talk the talk, right? I have to walk the walk.
Eight months ago I published an Amazon #1 Best-Seller, (and I’ve got the screen shots to prove it!), It Takes 2. Surviving Breast Cancer: A Spouse’s Story. It went from its first day of release to its #1 spot in just four days, an overnight success, right? Wrong.
Yes the book hit #1 on Amazon, but it took nearly 18 months to create. It was the compilation of journal entries I kept on Caringbridge.org, blogging almost every day for a year, as my wife battled back against breast cancer and I wrote about my personal emotions, her pain, my caregiving, my perspective on it all, day after day, night after night. The key part of that prior sentence is “almost every day for a year”.
Little activities done consistently over time to create big results. The actual production, layout and marketing campaign for the book took another six months. My point is there is no such thing as an overnight success. It was the result of splendid discipline. Hard work, consistency, and a higher purpose…the magic formula for success.
You can do it. I can help. Keep reading these blogs on a daily basis, (www.markbrodinsky.com). Poke around in the archives and read some of the more than 275 posts already there and be inspired to live your dreams. Get consistent. Get determined. Get focused. Find direction. Be a force. Accept failure, learn from it and try, try again. If you’re driven to be a better you, then nothing will get in your way, failure will be just be another brick on your road to success. If you truly believe in your dream and use that dream to help others, you cannot lose.
You can do this. Everyone can do this. You may be reading this blog on Huffington Post today. I didn’t ask Arianna Huffington for the opportunity, she read my e-mail, my blogs, my story and she invited me. The goal is not to pursue success, but to attract it. I have put my heart and soul into these blogs for more than a year, all dealing with personal growth, and personal stories about myself and of others who are dramatically affecting lives and changing the world, inspiring all of us by showing us the way. My point is, I did the work first, by proving myself, by blogging almost every day, by sharing my heart, by pursuing my purpose, by creating a virtual library of my work in order to become a resource, to become more and help others to do the same.
It is the result of splendid discipline and there’s nothing quite like it. I’m excited to be here. And I’m just getting started, the best is yet to come. Join the journey, live the life you were meant to live, the one you dream, want and deserve.
Little by little, day by day, become 1/1000 of 1% better and in time you will be 1,000 times better than you are today.
I know because I’m living it. And I’m here to show you how, so stick around.
“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his time when it comes.” – Benjamin Disraeli
Until next time, thanks for taking the time.
Mark Brodinsky, Author, Blogger, Financial Services
#1 Amazon Best-Seller: It Takes 2. Surviving Breast Cancer: A Spouse’s Story
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