Welcome to Part 2, where we’ll be discussing the importance of having a tough mentality when blogging. If you haven’t read Part 1, then I encourage you to go back and go through so you can view other important elements before moving forward. For those of you who are new to blogging, it’s important to understand the importance of having a tough mentality in the online business. Just like any other endeavour, blogging can be very tough, especially when this is your main source of income. You need to be strong to deal with competition, your audience, answering questions, research, etc. However, many people don’t consider mental toughness an important element of success and they are setting themselves up for immediate failure. Let’s jump into Part 2 and we’ll be looking at the following:
- Embrace failure
- Never regret mistakes
- Sleep and exercise
To toughen up your mentality, it’s important you embrace failure and consider it a learning process. Many bloggers, when they fail at something, will let it emotionally drain them, but the successful ones will learn and find ways to use it to their advantage. Just like embracing change, failure is a great way to bring out change within your business while making changes for the best. I believe everyone will fail at something when starting a business and it’s how they handle it that will define their success going forward.
Going forward, if you hit a roadblock, make sure you write it down and find ways to overcome it. This way, you know what to expect when going forward.
Never Regret Mistakes
I talked about this above and want to go into this a bit further. Everyone will make mistakes and it’s important to never regret them. I believe it’s your mentality that defines one thing as a mistake and others as a success, but what if you can change all this? For example, let’s say you can consider mistakes as a success as well simply because you have learned something. This means you’ll always stay positive and be able to make the right decisions to continue growing while moving forward.
Always remember that mistakes are a learning process and you should try pull value from these mistakes. The next time, you’ll avoid them and even turn them into a positive outcome.
Sleep and Exercise
I can’t do any work without enough sleep and exercise, which is why this is very important to me. This is also important to ensure your mind stays strong at all times. Exercise has been proven to release endorphins within your body, which is your body’s natural pain killers. Both sleep and exercise will help you stay positive during tough times and this is very important if you want to build a strong mental connection with your business.
Here are some other benefits of sleep and exercise:
- Clear thinking
- Better sleep
- Positive energy
Above, I mentioned having a positive mentality and how important it is to your success. This is because having a positive mentality will ensure you push forward when all else is failing. This will also allow you to push forward in the right direction when you are around negativity, especially those telling you to give up. Either way, the importance of having a positive mentality is important to build a strong mentality. For example,
In blogging, having a negative mentality will force you to say the following:
- It’s taking too long
- No one is reading my content
- I want to give up
- My business will never grow
However, with a positive mentality, you’ll be saying the complete opposite, which will help you move forward.
- I’ll get it done
- Business growth will come soon
- It takes time
- What else can I do to attract an audience?
- Where can I go for help?
From the above, you can see how a slight difference in your mentality can mean the difference between success and failure….right?