Does Overnight Success Exist?Many of us find ourselves looking at the highlight reels and success of the people who inspire and motivate us, but what about their struggles? It’s easy to assume that success came easily to them if we don’t see “behind the scenes” or know about the fights they had to go through to get to where they are today. This can apply for each of us individually too, many of us continue pushing on to our next project and accomplishment without thinking about our struggles and what has gotten us where we are today. I have been guilty of doing this even though I knew I was learning something important along the way. A very clear example for me was when I celebrated getting a job after graduation. I didn’t celebrate the long nights of job-searching, the no’s I received, or the endless resume editing. All of those things got me to where I am today and it left me with a clear lesson- if I didn’t prepare, work hard, and look for opportunities to grow, I wouldn’t have been able to reach my goal. Overnight success doesn’t exist- we have to create those opportunities for success ourselves. Success takes work, determination, and even bad times. It’s important to embrace those situations and make them shine because they are part of the process. Every hardship and problem encountered during the journey is a stepping stone to success.
- Use the “stuck” to push forward.
- Record your journey.
- Celebrate the stepping stones.