No, really it wasn’t
And what is more as the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day either
The truth is that the Italian city of Rome has actually taken over a couple of thousand years to build and evolve.
Building something successful and memorable does take time. Ask many businesses or social media people with million of followers and likes and they will probably tell you that it didn’t just happen overnight.
So you have to be prepared to be in it for the long game and not give up before it comes right. Remain positive until you reach the point at which you can see that work you have put in is finally paying off.
Trouble is, it can be very hard. I know as it is something I have recent experience of.
A couple of months ago, I decided to return to doing something I had taken a year or so break from. I have lots of experience in the thing I have returned to so I will admit that I was kind of expecting to just pick where I left off.
But it hasn’t been like that. It has taken me a lot longer to get back up to speed than I would have liked or ever imagined, which at times has left me very frustrated and lacking in confidence.
Friends have told me not to worry about it and to allow myself 3 months to go properly back up to speed.
I know I will get there. I just need to give myself a chance.
In the meantime, here are a few things I am trying to help me stay positive:-
- Keep reminding myself that all good things are worth the wait.
- Keep taking action. The act of doing something is always a positive step forward for me.
- Review my progress regularly and make sure that I note the positive steps I make.
Do you have any other techniques that you have successfully used to help you stay positive when things haven’t happened as quickly as you would have liked? Please do share them in the comments.