6 limiting beliefs that hamper your growth as a blogger
There are limiting beliefs that hamper your growth. And that you need to get rid of as early as possible. After you have decided to start a blog. You will realize that blogging is not only about hashing out content on a regular basis. As this is the case there is also a mental aspect to it. And there are certain mindsets or beliefs that affect your actions. And these limiting beliefs weight down your performance.
First and most common limiting belief that people suffer is unworthiness. Believe it or not. When you start a blog the number one thing that really kills the progress of your blogging. Is not the quality of your writing skills. But your belief that blogging is beyond your reach
Have you ever told yourself before
I can’t do this stuff
This is beyond my mental capacity
This is not for me
This blogging stuff is too complicated
Nothing seems to be working
You can’t or you think you can’t?
These are all symptoms of a deep-rooted belief that. There are stuff that are not meant for you. That you can’t learn this. That blogging is beyond your reach. These beliefs will hamper your progress. Why? because you accept defeat even before actually putting in real effort into your blog. Just because something frustrated you. You decided to already call it quits. It reaction has a lot more to do with your emotional response to an unfamiliar topic. That your actual mental capability can actually do. Rather than letting your emotions run your decisions. Why not stop for a minute. And analyze what you need to do.And try to understand the logic behind the topic you don’t understand. Sometimes a quick break to clear your head is all you need to understand a topic.
2. This is too much work
The root problem with this belief is good old laziness and lack of motivation. Blogging is a legitimate online business. And since it’s legit it means you have to devote time and effort into this endeavor. It’s like everything else worthwhile, it takes time and dedication to pull it off. Stop thinking like this because the moment you do you will start to cut corners or slack off in your effort.
Instead of thinking this is way too much work. Start thinking all this is stuff you’re doing
are all necessary. Each thing that you do is a step that leads to another important step. This, in turn, leads to you nearer to your goal.
The best way to counter this belief is to think of the reasons why you start blogging in the first place. Remind yourself of why you get into to this in the first place. Motivate yourself by reminding yourself of your why..
There are many why’s for each person and all are different. And all are special in some way. This could be
Examples of why people blog
- Blogging is your ticket out of the 9-5 grind
- This is a means to augment one’s income
- This is a means to use ones talent laid dormant
- You want to make money free of rigid schedules and a fixed workplace
- People feel underpaid and overwork
- You want something of your own and you can be proud of
- There are those who are sick and tired of being broke
There so many why’s for each person. Identify your why. And use this to motivate yourself and help yourself out of the rut you’re in right now
3. Focusing too much on the sale
Are these thoughts keep popping into your head?
When are you going to make a sale?
How can I quickly make money out of my blog?
How long before I could make a commission
What is the fastest way to make money blogging?
What is the best way to monetize my blog?
You have a problem… a big one
Then my friend you have a problem. You are focusing too much on the wrong thing.You are zoning in on the money way too much. Don’t let greed get the better of you.
Don’t get me wrong making money is an important thing. But it should never be your number one goal. Your number one goals is still to provide value to your audience. It should always be your top priority. To think first of how you can help solve your readers problem first then make money second. If you always think of money first then value second will show into your blog. And this in turn will turn off your readers
. The worst thing you could do to your followers is to make them feel you only want their money. When that happens, good luck making a sale. You will never make a commission doing like this.Very minimal at best.
4. I’m not a social person
So was I when I started out. This is also one of the main issues that I dealt with when I started out. Well if you really want to make it big then you have no choice but to let go of your timidness. And accept the fact that you have to become a social butterfly. Especial when you’re promoting your blog. But don’t worry the embarrassment and shyness will go away in time. After you get accustomed to flaunting your stuff online whether it be a new post or an image. You will find it easier as you do it over and over again. The first post and the first share is always the hardest. But you’ll get over it.
5. It’s going to be easy
Cockiness or overconfidence is never a good thing. Yes trust in one’s abilities is a good thing but underestimating blogging will get you nowhere. It will lead to frustration. When you realize that you won’t get to understand all the things about blogging in one go. There are something’s that just not make sense in the first try. And sometimes common sense does not apply. The key here is to be humble enough to realize that you will need to spend some time to learn each part of blogging
6. I can outsource all the work
Now, whoever said to you that you can simply outsource blogging is lying to you. Whoever said that wants you to think that it’s a piece of cake to start a blog and want to sell you something.
This limiting belief encourages you to be lazy. The enemy here is instant gratification. Blogging is a long term commitment that requires your personal touch. Sure you outsource a part of your job as a blogger but not all. And I would not recommend outsourcing at the beginning phase of your blogging.
I only recommend outsourcing for stuff that you really don’t know. For examples like graphic designing or very complicated coding. It will take you a long time to learn.
But for things like content writing and creating a sales funnel. I recommend you do this yourself. No matter how much you suck at this. Why you ask? Because this is where the growth is. You don’t develop your skills in blogging if you always outsource your job as a blogger. You just have to do it yourself. Sure it may be slow and it may be terrible. But doing it over and over again and you will improve over time.
My final say
In conclusion, there are actually a lot more limiting beliefs and mindsets that get in our way. But I pick the ones that really do most of the damage. The key here is deep self-analysis. Try to analyze yourself. What do you think of most of the time when blogging? Try to be honest and ask yourself.
Do you always
- Doubt yourself?
- think blogging is a cinch?
- panic at the first sign of trouble?
- feel the impatience of making the sale?
- shy away in posting your content online?
- Lack of initiative to write anything?
Don’t feel embarrassed if you feel any of this. After all, this is human nature. And your still a human with flaws and imperfections.
The bad news is as long as you don’t deal with these limiting beliefs that hamper your growth. The longer it will persist and do you harm in the long run. The good news is it’s never too late to do something about this. As long as you can muster the strong will to face these beliefs that do you harm. The sooner you can improve your blogging skills. Believe in yourself. Believe that change can happen. Remember it’s all in your head. And it’s all up to you
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