Overnight Success : Myth or Reality? (and how to become one)

The idea of the “overnight success”, in my view, is very contradictory. Or, perhaps, it’s one of our favorite self-delusions. We all like to believe in it, yet, deep down, we know it just doesn’t exist, it can’t exist, it’s not a real thing.

Why do we believe in it? It simply is cool, it looks and sounds nice; it even exudes an aroma of mystery. We believe in it because, naturally, we prefer to focus on the exciting part, the success, rather than the not-so-exciting part of what it took to get there.

Nothing happens overnight. Luck has nothing to do with it.

I’ve been really lucky because I f@cking bleed out of my eyes every day of my life and work my face off.

Gary Vaynerchuk

If we dig a little deeper, and have a look at the psychological aspect, we want to believe in the “overnight success” because we like shortcuts and we desire things to be easy, we want the good stuff, but we don’t want the struggle and the hustle.

As is often the case, it also has to do with our insecurities. If being successful is all about luck, then it’s not up to us, thus no one (first and foremost ourselves) can blame us if we are not successful, we have an excuse.

While it may feel good to let ourselves be fooled by this concept occasionally, and it may seem innocent, it’s actually very dangerous, and can be harmful. The reason is, it takes our attention, and energy, away from what it really takes to be successful.

Many of the people (that are going to watch this video) are not achieving what they want, and are lacking the patience, and think everything happens overnight, and that is coming at the cost of an unhappy life.

Gary Vaynerchuk

A very good analog to success is that of an iceberg. We can see the tip of the iceberg above the water, but we can’t see the much larger part (about 90%) of it, hidden from view underwater.

In a similar way, we notice a person who achieved success, as they intrinsically stand out and the mass media display and showcase them. It seems like it happened overnight, from one moment to the next, but it is an illusion, because we can’t see the large, 90% part of the “success iceberg”, which is “sweat, blood, and tears”. 

What better way to make my case, and offer some inspiration, than a Gary Vee video.

Remember that whoever you are, and wherever you are in your life at the moment, you can succeed. You can do it, it’s not about luck. It won’t happen overnight though, you have to pay the price. And the price, to be a real “overnight success”, is that you have to put in the hours of work, of struggle and hustle, you have to be dedicated and consistent.

Hustle is putting it all on the line. Period, simple, you don’t like the way it sounds. F@ck it, cause it’s the truth, cause you’re just not working.

Stop crying and just keep hustling. Hustle is the most important word, ever!

Gary Vaynerchuk

Now, more than ever, it doesn’t matter where you are in the world either. As long as you have an internet connection, you can make great things happen, by the use of the immense possibilities and opportunities the online world provides. From learning and getting an education, to communication and entrepreneurship, if you can think it, there’s likely a way to do it online.

And, if entrepreneurship, starting your own successful online business, and, ultimately, making a living online, sounds interesting, then the free training I provide is the best way to get started.

Success may not happen overnight, but it doesn’t have to be complicated either. In fact, the path usually is, surprisingly, very straightforward.

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