Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Life Advice | No Comments
I’m Standing Still on the Sidelines of Life Watching People Fully Live Theirs. How Do I Change This?

Take baby steps.  That’s what I did.  I watched everyone on Quora for a month and five days before I did anything.  Then I thought, hmm, let’s give it a shot.  Let’s try something out.  Let’s see if it works or not.  No one cared that I wrote anything, so I went back into hiding for another month and five days.  Then someone spotted out my single piece of content and then I was inspired to do more.

I suggest skipping the discouraging stage when no one notices what you do, because unfortunately… No one will notice it.  Just keep doing more and more.  Maybe like 5-10 minutes a day.  Or even a few days a week.  It doesn’t have to be every day.  It can even be once a week.  But just stay consistent.  After doing more and more, you’ll eventually be quite surprised with how much it has all built up in the end.

Personally for me, it’s not even a full year later and I just hit 10,000 followers.  Who would’ve ever thought…

Update:  Consistency and baby steps helped me even more than I stated earlier.  In a year and three months, I ended up releasing a book titled The Etiquette of Social Media: How to Connect and Respond to Others in the World of Social Media.

Originally posted on Quora.

Leonard Kim consults startups and writes books like The Etiquette of Social Media: How to Connect and Respond to Others in the World of Social Media

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