It’s said that the road to success is a long one and you succeed when you reach the end of the road.
This is bullshit, as per me. I believe that you’re successful; irrespective of the destination. If you’re walking, you’re successful. If you’re alive, you’re successful.
It’s all in the mind.
Success is a journey, not a destination. And the journey—in itself—can be the award and the reward.
People will provide you distorted definitions of everything in life; especially success. If you can trust me, don’t believe in them. Believe in yourself—listen to your heart, only your heart. If you can do whatever you want to do in life; you’re a successful human. If you can live free from what others think you’re or want to be; you’re a successful human.
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No one ever believed me when I announced that I can write. In fact, no one listened to me. I started writing when I was in college. I wrote poems on love, heartbreak, sadness, loneliness, passion, humanity, romance etc. Much later in life, I started writing fiction. I wrote many stories, and the audience was only me.
No one really cared.
After I got married, my wife realized my potential and inspired me to start my blog and put up all my thoughts there. I was excited to do this as all my stuff was in physical format and so much got lost.
I started this blog in January 2017.
I wrote on everything in life; from philosophy to science, from philosophy to pulp-fiction, from sex to meditation and all that you can imagine. I didn’t take a goal-oriented approach to build my audience. This is against the popular philosophy of life—plan for numbers!
My strategy was opposite. I just wrote and let the universe take care of the blog posts. Previously, no one used to read my posts. I used to share it on all social media platforms but all in vain. But, I was determined to write because I was writing for myself; not for others.
I wrote at least one blog post every day. I still do it.
Some intellectual people gave me advice on how to write and get an audience. Some over-educated people gave me suggestion to use English effectively to penetrate in the audience.
You can’t write like this.
You need to write in sophisticated English.
Your style is not good.
Unless you you spend money, no one is going to read your blog posts.
Writing is not for everyone.
Choose one topic and focus on that.
You’re a failure.
These are some of the comments I got from people across the globe; mainly from my friends.
I live my life on my terms. In my mad style. I use the bricks-of-comments they throw on me to build my home-of-ideas.
All I care is that my story-telling should reach the heart of a common man. I don’t care about topics or grammar; I just focus on little moments and wild dreams that resonate with most of the people across the globe.
As a result, people from 115 countries read my blog posts today. It took a good one year to reach to a lot of people but I did it. From almost no one reading my blog to a number that is ever increasing. The number of countries keeps adding every week and I get lovely feedback from people across the globe.
Yes, buying a personal domain really helped. I think it has made me more visible on the internet.
I am highly indebted to the people who read my mad thoughts. I hope I am touching your heart but my wish is to reach that room in your heart where no one else is allowed. I want to become one with you. I want to be with you in your little moments; in your pain, in your trouble, in your confusion, and in your dreams.
That is all I wish for.
I sincerely thank all of you who read my blog posts from these 115 countries. I want to inspire all of you to express your feelings and thoughts through blogging; without expecting the results and without clinging to the fruits of action.
There is no formula for success; no formula for anything in life. You create your own formula. Just be determined and believe in yourself. For all other things, Google is always there.
It’s all in the mind.
The heart is on the left but is always right—listen to it. You never know one day you might make a career out of your mad idea!
Do the thing you love so much that you do it for free. Then, do it so good that people pay you for it.
Just do it. Walk one; if no one is available. Just start walking, a caravan of people will join you if you have a clean heart and good intentions.