Quick results are a lie.
I’d have you consider that success isn’t an easy game and it’s not played solo.
There’s no such thing as being self-made.
There’s no such thing as overnight success.
There’s no such thing as quick results.
And there’s never been anyone who actually just blew up.
People need people – it’s how we learn, adapt, and grow.
Successful people leverage each other in order to succeed, together!
You’ll never go to sleep as a failure and wake up a winner.
It takes time, patience, and hard work. Period.
Quick results CAN happen… but they are quick to disappear, too.
The kind of results that last a long time, take a long time to develop.
Anyone you think just blew up… Their fuze has been sizzling for months, if not YEARS.
So why am I telling you this?
A slap in the face, maybe.
A reminder to put your head down and keep working, maybe.
A pep talk to keep working, maybe.
Or shit… MAYBE it’s a reminder, for myself, expressed through a platform that allows me to reflect my own insights.
See, somebody I know went wayyyyy back and listened to some podcasts I recorded YEARS ago.
They had great feedback, too, which was dope…
But what it reminded me of is what we’re talking about now.
I’ve been at work for such a long time to get here and I’m not even “there” yet!
I probably never will be, because it’s the process I love. Not the outcome.
But the point is that I’m here for one reason and one reason only…
I have the mental strength to endure the game of time.
When others get impatient and fall back, I press harder and keep moving forward.
Maybe it’s a gift.
Maybe it’s a skill.
Maybe it’s just because I’m stubborn as fuck.
Either way, I think that’s the secret.
And when I wondered if people were listening or reading or watching the content I was putting out…
I accepted the doubt as part of the journey and got back to the work, rather than letting it cripple me.
This applies to my body, too.
I’ve been training my body for 12 years. 12 YEARS.
That’s not ahsort sprint, that’s a fucking marathon.
Now, do you need a decade in order to be in shape? Absolutely not.
NBut the point here is simple…
If you’re not willing to consider the long-game, you don’t want it as bad as you think you do.
Think big, be patient, and accept the struggles – and you can achieve anything.