How Bloggers can learn from Olympics Athletes To Reach Gold & Glory in Blogging
I have spent way too much time glued to the television from the day the breath taking Olympics opening ceremony took place. I watched several Olympics events and still remain fascinated on how a human body can do so much! They spin, fly, flip, glide through water and/or move so fast!
Best of all, they make it look effortless and might give you the feeling that even you can do something similar!
Of course, if you ask one of these athletes the journey to the London Olympics, most of them will attribute it to hard work, sacrifice and determination amongst others.
1. Specialize – Be the best in your Niche
Every Olympic athlete has an event they specialize in. For example, you don’t see anyone in boxing also competing in swimming.
Whan we say
Michael Phelps, what comes to mind? Swimming right?
Usain Bolt, what comes to mind?
How does all that apply to blogging?
In blogging terms, every athlete has a special niche. They try to be the best in their niche.
The narrower the niche, the better chance you have of being the best in that niche.
I have several other blogs which are super focused on a narrow niche. (This blog though is not a good example )
2. Achievable Goals and miles stones
I don’t think any of these athletes started out by thinking Olympics as their first major goal. Sure, Olympics was a lifelong dream, but along the way they had many baby step competitions they had to win to even consider a spot at the Olympics.
Most newbie bloggers don’t see the results they want to achieve after a few weeks. Often, this becomes a frustrating experience when expectations are set fairly high.
It’s easy to be wow’d by pro bloggers who earn a 5 figure income each month. They make it look effortless. Unless someone is trying to sell you a scam,
There is no overnight success. You have to be committed to building long term growth online.
You need to set measurable goals, set action plans to achieve those goals and track your progress.
3. Focus on continuous improvement
What will it take to beat the best in your niche?
It requires studying your competition, building “ammunition” to compete, improving your skills and techniques. All of which apply to blogging too.
4. Dedication and commitment cement gold and glory
A few days ago, I was reading an article about Kyla Ross the youngest gymnast on the U.S. team
She practices about 30-35 hours every week and she’s only 15!
I fringe at the mere thought of waking up a few minutes early in the morning to do some writing. Obviously, I am not as disciplined as I should be!
The key takeaway here is that, there are no short cuts to blogging stardom. There’s no work less and achieve more success.. unless you outsource Just kidding..
I can go on and on, but I don’t want you to lose the love you have for Olympics after reading this post. So will stop for now.
How has Olympics influenced you? Leave a comment below. I’d like to know that I am not the only one paranoid with Olympics