Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Quote #11: The Secret of...

Quote Week 11

I read a great article a while ago about a stock-broker who joined a company based in the middle of no-where and within months had grown his portion of the business so substantially that people were taking notice of him. The secret to his success? Paperclips. He started every day with 2 jars and 120 paperclips. One jar was empty but every day, he would make telephone calls and after each call he would move one paperclip into the other jar until his original jar was empty. 

It seems like such a simple thing to do, but he did it consistently and without fail, every single day. Often we see successful people only once they have already become successful. We don't see the months (or years) of consistent work that went in before the success came about. Instead, it seems as though people become successes overnight, which is not an accurate representation at all. In terms of blogging, over the years I've learnt that the blogs who do well and keep growing do one thing right - they post consistently. It's something I'm trying to get better at, one blog post at a time. And so, here's to those who work consistently, who work with purpose and who keep the end goal in mind!

PS - Instagram and Layouts let me create the background for this quote and I think I'm going to be using more of this concept in future posts, so keep an eye out for new improved images! It's amazing what mirroring an image can do and what pretty patterns you're able to create - give it a try!

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