What is it like when you achieve 10,000 page views on Hub Pages ?

poshcoffeeco achieves 10,000 page views.

Thursday 5th April 2012.

I did wonder if this day was going to come. 8 months after I started on Hub Pages, a 30/30 hub challenge, a new, more demanding job, countless distractions, oh and 94 hubs written.

As the picture shows 10k is an endurance race and you do need a certain kind of fitness to complete this event.

Training for this event is demanding at times, some would say gruelling. Me, well I have to say that I have derived much pleasure and satisfaction from attaining this acolade.

How do I feel?

Satisfied, proud,itching to turn out good quality and interesting work that people will want to read and often. I feel that I want to tell everybody I speak to that I have achieved something worthwhile and tangible, but I resist. I resist because speaking to people outside my event circles means there is a chance that I may be put off from doing what I am doing for fear that may ridicule me. The Dream Stealers again. I have spoken about them before. Don't let them steal your dreams so be careful who you share your dreams, aspirations and accomplishments with.

Right now I feel the most confident about my event, 10K, than I ever have. This is because I have won the event in my mind so many times. Ask any sports man or woman and they will all tell you that you have to see yourself winning at your chosen event or endeavour. I have seen this accolade on my site everytime I have logged in even though it was never there. It has been the trophy, no medal that I have most craved for the last 8 months and now it is mine.

Winning is part of who we are. Everybody get's a lift from winning in our main event.It moves us to even bigger and better things. What will the next competition be which I take part in? You would think that an achievable target should be the next thing to set my stall out for. And it will be, but I am torn between doing it in logical steps as part of my training regime or going the whole hog and aiming for marathon status. You will all have your own ideas on this as I have. The difference is I know and you will have to wait to see what it is I choose.

Stamina is the most important thing in endurance training so I guess I will have to focus on this in my daily workouts. Adding to this will be some sprint training for me to speed up the process in the hope that I can get there quicker with the least amount of strain on my body and mind.

As long as I have my fitness coaches willing me on ( fellow Hubbers) I am sure the next win will not be too far away. Nobody can do it for me I know, but encouragement and support from friends and followers is very important. We all have our cheerleaders here and I would like to take the opportunity at this time to thank my loyal followers and friends for the support and encouragement you have shown me. With this in mind it is always difficult to quit when you have people in your corner. They constanly remind you that Winners never Quit and Quitters never Win. The last eight months has taught me this. Before I began training for the 10K I would have quit things at the first hurdle if things were too hard or weren't going in my favour. Now I accept the challenge and go all out for the win, in all parts of my life. Quitting is not in a Hub Page athlete's vocabulary. The Hub Page athlete is an awesome machine when going at full pace and is one not to be meddled with.


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2012 What a year.

2012 is a year of great occasions here in the UK. probably the biggest event will be the staging of the London Olympics and is quite fitting that I should relate my 2012 goals to a sporting event such as this. Associating your targets and achievements in the form of sporting events can make them more interesting and less of a chore to get moving towards them. Achieving the set targets and celebrating them means that we are more likely to continue down the road to success in our chosen field. Remembering the celebrations and how we feel at the time will be the one thing which will propel us forward and to get out everyday for those all important training sessions, the main activity to get us to the winners tape at the end. Pushing through the pain barrier when we want to collapse because our being is telling us we are tired. Oh yes you know what I am talking about. Early mornings, late nights all become worthwhile when we have the trophy in our hands.

2012 is proving to be my best ever.

The way that things are going I can see that 2012 will be a successful year for me and for all of you on Hub Pages providing you know where you are going.

As with the track and field events of the London 2012 Olympics there has got to be a plan of action to get through the heats to the semi-finals and the finals. Where are you right now in your given event? I believe I have just gotten through the my first heat and I am in gear and heading straight through to the semi's. A place in the final is still a way off but I can see the victory ceremony from here and it looks great. Standing on the podium waiting to pick up my medal from a VIP is a tempting proposition. A proposition I replay regularly in my head as though it has already happened and that I am the owner of the Gold Medal in the Hub Page Article Writing event. You never know, maybe we could invent our own Hub Page Olympics in celebration of what we have to go through on a daily basis to get what we want out of our hard work.


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Planning your training.

The best advice I could give to anyone who is training to attain the next goal or win in a competition has to be that your plan of how you are going to do it is the most important piece of preparation that you can do to make sure that you are victorious in your 2012 Hub Page Olympics.

Take time out before you embark on your next goal to plan how you will get there and set out the steps you need to get there. Seeing yourself already doing it will give focus to your mind and will trick it into believing that you have already achieved the goal. Imagine regularly what it is going to be like after the event and how you will feel knowing that your win is guaranteed providing you put in the effort in your training on a daily basis. The hubs you write is your training. Training that will ultimately make you a better writer and get you focusing on the top. Of course where you see your final destination will be different to the next person, but you need to have it in mind. How else will you know when you eventually get there.

As with any athlete the pinnacle of their success is the Olympics. Not just getting there to compete, but winning the ultimate challenge and being able to remember it for the rest of their lives. This 2012 Olympic year is your chance to make a start on getting to your Olympic final, whatever the event you will take part in you will be great so long as you keep the dream alive and the vision of where you want to end up.

Tell everybody I'm Elated

Going for Gold

Hub Pages for your Gold Medal Event
Hub Pages for your Gold Medal Event

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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

Congratulations on reaching the 10K milestone! And best wishes for reaching your next goal.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Kudos to you Steve!! You are a motivated and dedicated writer who doesn't allow obstacles to get in his way. Keep on hubbin'!


kelleyward 4 years ago

Congrats! That is quite an accomplishment! Your hard work is paying off!


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California

Bravo! I'm off for a training run. :) I may not make the Olympics, but surpassing my personal best will put a smile on my face.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Way to go Steve! Keep up the hubs and you're on the way to getting more awards!


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Thanks to you all for the kind comments and support. This is exactly what I mean when I say that we all need cheerleaders along the way. You are always there my friends.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Congratulations Steve on making a great goal. Voted up and Interesting, Joyce.


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Such a great achievement!!

Good on ya mate:) thought u might appreciate some oz speak!

I'm not an athlete but I get the mind of one & this is such a great analogy- voted up @ awesome.

(Btw - shame I no but am a Sydney Swans supporter not Cronulla Sharkies - have gone to the other side :)


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ananceleste 4 years ago from California

Congrats!! I can't wait for me to complete my first 10K !!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Congrats on reaching this milestone! It's a great feeling. Keep up the hard work!


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Congrats on this milestone. I like the sound of 10K. Now it's on to 100K. We can do it!! I got to 10K not long ago at all...we CAN DO IT! I CHALLENGE you to 100K by the END OF THE YEAR! Are you with me? I have no idea if I can do it. But if we reached 10K recently, then it's on to new heights for 100K. WE CAN DO IT! 2012. The year of the 100K.


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livingpah2004 4 years ago from USA

Congratulations on reaching 10k mile stone! Keep it up!


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twilanelson 4 years ago from Carmichael, California

Congratulations and thank you for sharing with HubPages your compassionate inspiration.


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GoGreenTips 4 years ago from Indianapolis

Congratulations!


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Wow guys, I can't believe all the wonderful comments and good wishes.Thank you all so much.

cclitgirl, you got yourself a challenge babe.

carter06, ah I see a fairweather rnl supporter eh!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Awesome hub here, I like your writing style, and the way you created a whole article which is an analogy to that of an entire race.

Cool beans man, I recently found you on facebook, I visited your website from off of your profile there. Nice stuff man overall, and I'll be adding you as well. Chat with ya soon man, its nice to meet you digitally.

Voted Up! getting pinned, and shared across all my networks & congratulations on your new Accolade, and accomplishment, never fret about the dream killers, they don't really exist at all, its just fumes venting off from a negative environment in their minds, LOL.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

That is awesome! I know I could not believe it when I hit 10K - I thought - that is alot of page flippin! lol

Keep going Posh - you are doing awesome! Before you know it we will have 100K!! I hope! Good luck!


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Cloud Explorer, thanks so much for the generous comments, and it is great to meet you too.

Kelly I will keep going without doubt.Not sure about the 100K, seems such a long way off though. Keep in touch and thanks again.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Congratulations Steve on 10k - next we'll be celebrating your 100 hubs!!

All the very best to you and thank you for this great inspirational hub!

best wishes Lesley


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

I must also say Congratulations on your 10K! This is a good milestone with more victories ahead, I'm sure.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Hiya Lesley,

Hope to celebrate 100 over Easter or certainly by end of next week. Thanks for your continued support.

Pamela99, I do hope there will be more milestones coming my way. Same for you as well, but you are doing wonderfully well. Thanks for your comments


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Congrats! This is an incredible feat! Your relation of your current accolade with Olympics is interesting and impressive! I too aimed at this accolade. Your hub is an inspiration for many of us! Keep up the good work.

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

ishwaryaa22, thanks so much for your lovely comments and your generous votes.There is no chance I will stop now. Far too many give up just when success is around the corner. Always keep that in mind when things seem too tough and you will get through. Best wishes to you.


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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California

Congratulations on your exciting new milestone! I love how you compared it to training for a 10k. Cheers to the next milestone...100K?


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Turtlewoman, Hi,

What a great HP handle.

Thanks for viiting and commenting. Yeah 100k whooosh.

I'm heading to your stuff as I don't believe we have met before. Speak soon.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Congratulations on your milestone. This is a great analogy to the Olympics. For me, I will probably be alternating marathons with some short sprints in between. I wish you the best on your next 10K.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada

Wow, this is inspirational! You have achieved so much while here on Hubpages. Congratulations and we are cheering you on! Nice hub.


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WebsiteConfetti 4 years ago from Australia

congrats on 10000 page views. Thats my 2012 goal too! Im not too far off.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Millionaire Tips

prairieprincess

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You have got the right idea WC. Go for your goals in 2012.If you don't know where you are going, how can you get there?

pp thanks for the support.

MT good luck to you also and thanks for visiting and commenting.

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