Illustration by A. Agastya

Do you want to have a viral success? Do you want millions of people to know you, overnight? Do you want it quick and easy?

Or are you disappointed at not being able to have that kind of success story?

You should know that it is not easy, nothing is, never will be. Neither Viral nor success.

Viral successes are very few and its continuation is even more unlikely. A handful of people with viral success manage to sustain it.

On the contrary, it is possible that you are the other type. You want to achieve your goal at any cost and are willing to work for it. Then get on with it, even if it takes canceling that, dearest of all, netflix subscription.

If you want to be successful, there is no other way out, you have to work hard for it. People recognized hard work, they appreciate it, reward it.

But if you don’t work hard, you will not make it. For success, you have to show up daily for work, brick by brick you build your dream home.

The possibility of anything going viral is extremely low, somewhat like 0.1%. the probability of success through regular work and showing up every day is high, it will take time but eventually, you grow and success comes to you with open arms. Hard work also fuels the likelihood of your staying in the game for long.


  • Work smart, to have greater speed.
  • Don’t work too much that it destroys your health.
  • Organize your time well.
  • Quality should not be compromised with.
  • Plan ahead.
  • Don’t take criticism hard, it’s just a sign that people are paying attention.
  • Don’t target everyone as an audience, target for a small audience that understands you.
  • Share your knowledge generously.
  • Write about what you love.
  • Fall in love with the process.
Wow, this can be a whole new article.

Viral success can increase in the traction for a very short time, but the decline too will be as abrupt.

If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Play the long game, keep at it for long and soon the numbers will add up. The sustainability of that success will be higher.

Don’t be a hack, work hard.


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