It doesn’t matter how you start, it’s where you end up that counts. I got home from work today and was going through my closet. I came across this old t-shirt, from when I launched my first website back in 2007. I was 22, a senior in college, and had the whole world in front of me.
I didn’t know about corporate life, acquisitions, mergers, or exit strategies. All I knew was that I had a fun idea and wanted to try it out. So one day myself, along with my friends Jaymes and Jonathan, started a website.
Long story short, the website was a failure by most standards, and so were the next 40 or so websites that I launched in 2008. But by 2009 I had learned how to make money on the internet, and translated that into a full time career in 2010 at SuperMedia.
From launching a website that got a few hits a day if we were lucky, to managing SEO for websites that get millions of visitors each month. It doesn’t matter where you start…it’s how you finish.
I don’t believe my journey is anywhere near complete yet, but looking back on the last 5 years it’s amazing how far I’ve come. Don’t get bogged down in where you are today, just make sure you are on the right track.
If each day you learn something new, try something different, explore your strengths, and improve your weaknesses, you’ll end up where you want to be soon enough.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. – Henry Ford