Pushing To Achieve Your Career Goals

By Cheval John

Photo Courtesy of Stuart Miles

Photo Courtesy of Stuart Miles

The thing about chasing your dreams as a writer, public relations practioner, sports professional, etc. is that things will not come easy.

You might think there is an easy path to achieving success.

That is not the case.

For example, those who aspire to play professional in Major League Baseball (MLB), have to go through the different levels of the minor league system.

If that person is really good, they will get called up to the Majors within a few years or even a year.

Now let’s delve deeper into the minor leagues.

The people who are in the minors don’t have a huge salary like their counter parts in the majors.

They have to travel for most of the year and probably have to pay their own way as well.

That can lead to them having stress and even doubt their abilities to be a major league baseball player if they have been in the minors for such a long time.

Most might think about quitting their journey to become a major league baseball player and will end up giving up on their dreams of playing baseball in the MLB.

For those who keep their dreams alive, they will eventually achieve their goals of playing baseball in the Majors.

People like Alan Zinter.

Mr. Zinter spent a long time trying to make it to MLB.

At that moment, he had a family to support and it seemed like he was not going to achieve his dreams of playing baseball in the Majors.

I can guess that they were times that Mr. Zinter wanted to quit.

But he saw that he had to keep on chasing his dreams because people were looking up to him.

Eventually, Mr. Zinter kept his dreams alive and made it to MLB in 2002 with the Houston Astros and again in 2004 with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Though it was short lived, Mr. Zinter achieved his dreams of playing Major League Baseball.

Maybe you had thought of quitting your podcast, blog, writing career, etc. because not many people were listening or reading your blog.

You might have been feeling a sense of defeat because you see others are successful with their blogs or podcast with the high number of downloads or viewership.

The truth of the matter is that everyone have faced that sense of defeat and wanted to quit at one point or another in their writing or podcasting journey.

I know I have at one point or another wanted to quit podcasting or blogging.

The thing that has kept them going with their podcast or blog is they understood that it is a marathon and not a sprint.

The truth is that people are watching you whether you see it or not.

You have to keep on pushing towards the obstacles in order to achieve your goals as a writer, podcaster, professional athlete, etc.

You might never know who you will be impacting for the better when you finally achieve your goals of succeeding as a writer, podcaster, etc.

About Cheval John

Cheval John is the Founder and CEO of Vallano Media, LLC, a marketing agency which helps small to mid-sized businesses use social media correctly to build a loyal following and in the process become more profitable.

Cheval is also the host of “What’s The Word?” a podcast about finding out what inspires people to choose their respective careers and how social media impacted their lives and business.

He is the author of two books including the Amazon Best-Seller, “8 Lessons Every Podcaster Needs To Learn.”

He has spoken at Social Media Week Lima in Ohio and at Social Media Day Houston 2017 about topics around live streaming and podcasting.

Cheval has been featured in media outlets like Ebony Magazine and was named a Houston Top 25 Social Media Power Influencer in 2016 and 2017.

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