Embrace Big Picture Thinking
We’re almost at the end, and the final step to thinking bigger with your blog is to chase long term goals instead of instant gratification. I’ve found that leaving behind the temptation of instant results and committing instead to long term growth and sustainable results is how you really make things happen with your blog.
What does instant gratification look like?
It varies from person to person, and it all depends on your own long term goals and aims. For many, instant gratification can look like:
- Reaching a certain amount of followers or subscribers on a platform - it feels like an achievement at first, but ultimately does it mean anything for your blog or business in the long run?
- Creating trend-led content that builds buzz and momentum - maybe it helps your blog for the current period of time, but is it developing your brand in the long run in the way you really want it to be perceived?
- Making money in a quick and easy way - it feels exciting at first, but ultimately can it just distract you from monetising with intention and purpose?
Once you embrace big picture thinking, you can start to really dig deep and explore the long term possibilities that your online space has to offer. Once you unlock your potential and detach yourself from the thrill of instant results, you can start to make even bigger things happen with your blog.
Final Tasks For You
What is your big picture goal?
Some Qs to help you figure it out:
- If you could do anything with your blog, what would it be?
- What strengths and passions are guiding you along the way in your journey?
- If you had to sum up your purpose in just one or two sentences, what would they be?
- What’s the bigger picture - where do you want your blog/business/online presence to be in 6 months? A year? Two years?
- Why is this important to you? What is motivating you along the way?
What long term goals will help you get there? And what instant gratification should you avoid so you won’t become distracted along the way?
- What are all the little steps between now and where you want to be?
- What will feel like a result but ultimately just distract you from committing to the longer and much harder process of making things happen?
- What instant gratification do you want to stop chasing so you can stay purposeful and focused along the way?