The ‘Overnight Success’ Myth
“Most people only pay attention to the final product of a successful entrepreneur. They say things like ‘I can never be like them,’ or ‘they got lucky.’ What most don’t see is, what they’ve overcome.”
This video might just change your perspective on success. Look, the media likes to glamorize entrepreneurship. It’s almost romanticized to be an entrepreneur. The reality is far from that, and this video explains it all.
Patrick Bet-David of Valuetainment touches on his story in this motivational video. He starts by listing all the adveristy one must endure on their journey to success: ‘all the struggles, the daily rejections, the heartaches, the betrayals…’
The one that touched me the most was ‘all those lonely nights, while trying to make their vision a reality.’
Yeah, it’s going to be lonely following your dream. And that’s because you are a rare breed. Not many people are as driven as you, so be grateful for your ambition.
The first step in changing your life is to develop the right mindset. And that starts with understanding exactly what it takes to succeed. You see, success is not a lottery. Yes, there’s very few successful people, but it’s not because of luck. It’s because their vision meant so much to them that they were prepared to push through the adversity that would make most people give up.
‘You see, the only difference between the one who quits and the one who doesn’t, is that they showed up, every day.’
Despite the hardships, the one who shows up and give 100% effort everyday is improving every day. As time progresses, their progress overrides their hardship, and they come out on top.
I urge you to take a step back and ask yourself ‘is my vision worth more than my excuses?’
Because if it is, you won’t quit. Think of all the times you’ve started something in the past and quit, and imagine what you could have achieved if you put all that wasted effort together in working towards something you really care about?
Create the vision that will give you the drive to get up and keep going, no matter how hard you are knocked down. Once you find it, nothing will stop you.
Watch the video here: