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One Step at a Time

It's weeks like these, when I don't feel like doing much of anything, that I'm reminded of some great advice I heard from somewhere awhile back. The advice went a little something like this:

"Every day, do a little bit of socializing."

It was referring to blog marketing, as in, don't worry if you can't be a great PR person, always schmoozing, always promoting. Just get out there a little bit every day. Do what you can do to connect with your audience a little bit every single day, even if it's just for five minutes. Make it a consistent habit and you'll see results.

I like that. It's great advice that can be applied in so many areas. I tend to be a little bit perfectionistic about myself (and by little... I mean a lot). I'm learning, slowly but surely, that I just need to keep taking it one step at a time. Instead of getting frustrated that I can't reach my goal TODAY, I just need to take a deep breath and do one small thing in that direction. After all, every hike begins with one step, right?

My trouble is that I want to see results NOW! Whether this be with sales in my Etsy shop, or my trying to get into shape, or whatever. One step at a time... I need to remember that. Don't give up even if you don't see immediate results for something. Just keep on keeping on and eventually your habit will yield results.


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