Overnight Success

My greatest "Aha!" moments usually happen in one of three ways -- during focused meditation, while reading, or while having a conversation with someone or a group of someones, and often times that someone is one of my siblings.

Between biological family, the family I married into and chosen family, I have a gaggle of sisters and brothers. At any given moment I can call one of them and be blessed with some words of wisdom. This very thing happened the other day when I was talking with one of my brothers. He told me "Overnight success is a ten year path. The pinnacle is when the switch gets flipped and the world sees your art and you are praised and sought after as you rightfully deserve." Pretty amazing right?

Now, as much as I definitely have enough material to gush about how awesome my sisters and brothers are for the entire newsletter, what I want to talk about today is what my brother said. Often times we look at successful people and just see the end product. We see them at their "pinnacle" moment. But those moments were preceded, in many cases, by years and years of hard work and perseverance.

I recently read an interview with an author I admire, and she said that even after she got a publishing deal, it was still another two years before her book was released. Two Years!!

If you want to live your dreams, you have to be in it for the long haul. You have to believe that every step you take now, even the baby steps, brings you one step closer to the life you've envisioned for yourself. You will get there! Just keep putting one foot in front of the other.

 

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