Does Instant Success Count?

Everyone has probably dreamed of winning the lottery at some point in time. Even those who don’t buy lottery tickets.

Winning the lottery means instant riches, but is it instant success? I vote no. It could mean instant financial stability. It could mean near-unlimited (or so we seem to think) travel funds. But it isn’t success.

What about overnight successes like Susan Boyle? I would argue that stories like these aren’t instant success stories. In fact, overnight success is the manifestation of the last mile of a marathon that has been going on for years and years. Susan Boyle wasn’t born with those singing skills. She still worked for it, for most of her life.

There is no such thing as instant success. All success stories have involved luck and hard work. One of those factors is in your control, and it’s not your luck.

Have faith in the process.

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