Practice, Practice, Practice

Have you ever heard the saying “Practice makes perfect?”  If so, please forget it.

The truth is “practice makes permanent.”

Practice Makes Permanent

Whatever you do (over and over again) will likely be what you do (over again) in the future too. For example, if you have a habit of checking the mail every day of the week, it may be odd when the mail isn’t delivered on National Holidays.

Oh, and…

You may have also heard that it takes 21 days to make a habit. Has anyone bothered to mention that there are two types of habits?

The Two Types of Habits: Doing and Not Doing

There’s the habit of what we do and then the habit of what we don’t do.

Usually the “doing” habits are made consciously while the “not doing” habits have a way of “just happening.”

What Does This Have To Do About Internet Marketing?

Everything online was put there by someone or something putting it there.  It is not like an ad randomly appears on a website unless someone has made an ad and worked with the website owner or third-party advertising exchange to put the ad on the website.

Let me say it another way…

Making a website “appear” isn’t just about downloading a software and buying some images.  From start to finish, it is a process that includes deciding where the website will live (domain), who will be responsible for putting it there (hosting), what will be on it (content), who will visit it (traffic) and how will it produce an income (monetization).

With all these moving parts, it is easy to get discouraged when one or more doesn’t pan out.  Unfortunately, it also is the domino effect of building on the other pieces.  For example, it doesn’t matter what content you may have, if it isn’t hosted at a domain, then few visitors (if any) will ever see it.

Making Progress Counts Too

Please don’t be discouraged when the goal isn’t readily available.  Sometimes, it is a more long-term goal than anticipated.  (Consider the phrase “When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”)

And, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, someone who does something well usually doesn’t understand what it is like to be in a learning phase.  They’ve already learned the minor details that make the whole process flow.

Until next time, keep your chin up.

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