Success does not happen overnight. Even when you see the next big rock and roll start jump up to the top of the charts, they were not an overnight success. Many years of blood, sweat, and tears went into the planning and preparation to become a success. What’s more is that all of that work and effort must continue at an even higher level to avoid being a one-hit-wonder.
The same is true for every other successful person you know. Hopefully you are one of those successful people. Remember also, the measure of you success in the ability to accomplish the goals that are important to you, not the goals that are important to others.
Check out this TED Talk from Angela Lee Duckworth about how grit is the key to success. It’s both inspiring and insightful.