How Can You Slog And Be Successful?



“Slog till the end will take you to your destiny.” -Unknown

Keep this mind whenever you are wondering if slogging and hard work will eventually pay off.

Slogging is something that we do for things that are long in nature. There are some things in life that cannot be as simple as pushing a button or snapping your fingers. Today, we will look at the following questions:

  • What does it mean to slog?
  • Why do people have an issue with slogging?
  • How can you slog and be successful?

Now that we have the questions, let’s find the answers!

What does it mean to slog?

Merriam-Webster defines slog for you:

  • To keep doing something even though it is difficult or boring : to work at something in a steady, determined way.

  • To walk slowly usually with heavy steps.

To slog on something can take longer can usual and become challenging, but it can teach a lot in the process.


Why do people have an issue with slogging?

To slog is something that a lot of people do not want to do for various reasons. I will list four reasons below:

  • Slogging can take up too much time.
    • The time that is required to accomplish something could be length and cut into other things that a person could be doing.
    • When slogging takes up too much time, a person can find themselves bored and ready to quit the task.
  • Slogging can be boring.
    • The process or steps that are required to accomplish something could be repetitive and lack excitement.
    • When people are bored with slogging, they tend to try to inject something into the plan that can help excite and push things along.
  • Slogging can prevent flexibility and creativity.
    • There are some processes in life that does not allow for alternatives and substitutes to work in place of doing the actual steps and procedures involved to become successful.
    • When people see that they are not able to be flexible nor creative in slogging, they tend to find that process in life is not for them and leave it for something that will allow them to be flexible and creative.
  • Slogging just did not work for them.
    • For some people, they may have slogged over things that proved to be non-beneficial to them, or just stayed too long in a step and either went back a step or never moved forward.
    • This can breed negativity and cause a person to either quit or give up.

Slogging can be tough on people, but when you do not stick with slogging on something long enough, you will not reap in the benefits.


How can you slog and be successful?

Even though slogging can be long and boring, it can also help you become successful. Here is how slogging can help you succeed.

  • Slogging encourages you to move one step at a time.
    • A lot of errors occur when people decide to rush and take too many steps at one.
    • By slogging one step at a time, you can focus on each individual step and move on to the next step once you are done.
  • Slogging encourages repetition.
    • In order to get better at something, you have to keep practicing and developing good habits in order to become successful.
    • Slogging encourages you to keep repeating the steps until it is becomes natural and easy for you to perform.
  • Slogging encourages gaining knowledge and wisdom.
    • As you learn with each step you take and through repetition, you gain information and confidence to where it can help you in future ventures.
    • Slogging encourages you to learn and apply the knowledge in your life or share it with someone else.
  • Slogging encourages the future.
    • The future can benefit from learning how to slog because it allows for them to continue to do what works today and pass it down to future generations.
    • Slogging in encourages the future to learn step by step to do what works today and apply it for tomorrow and beyond.

Slogging, when done right, can get you the results needed to become successful in anything that you do.

Portrait of a group of business people laughing against white ba

I encourage you to take the time to look at the things that you have slogged over. You will find that slogging can take time and energy, but if you are slogging for the right things, it will eventually come to you. Let’s remember that slogging can help you learn how to do things the right way and succeed like the ant did versus the grasshopper.

In addition to watching the video above, I have a few questions to ask you in which I would love for you to give some thought. Feel free to answer and comment below:

  • What was one thing that you can recall slogging over?
  • What made you decide to slog for your goal?
  • How did your slogging pay off in the end?

Your answers and comments can help you or someone else answer this important question about a current situation…

  • How can you slog and be successful?

-Michael J. Fite

I am a husband, father, life coach, motivator, and sailor wrapped into one guy with one mission in mind: To bring you the motivation and inspiration one post at a time!

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