The Truth About Overnight Success
The Truth About Overnight Success
Hey guys, it’s Matt with operationawesomelife.com. Everybody wants to be an overnight success. I know I do and I’m sure you do as well! Today’s video topic is the truth about overnight success.
The truth about overnight success is maybe not what you want to hear. But it’s something you need to hear. We all want to be overnight successes. And we all want to see our business just take off and blow up overnight. We want to go from zero to 100 as fast as humanly possible.
But if you start to look really closely at people that have been very successful in their life, you’ll start to notice that rarely if ever is it an overnight success.
Even if they seem to have an overnight success in a certain area, chances are they have spent years building up skills and experiences to become an overnight success.
All of those years of experiences and different learning situations they’ve been involved with and different overall life experience has played a part in a seemingly overnight success.
Quotes On “Overnight Success” By Successful People
With that being said, I want to read you guys a few quotes on overnight success that I thought were awesome. There is literally tons of people that talk about how overnight successes are not true, but I want to read you the three that I thought were the best.
The first one is by Richard Branson. Here’s what it says, “There are no quick wins in business. It takes years to become an overnight success.”
There you go. Years to become an overnight success. You probably don’t see all the back story and years of work that it took Richard Branson to become a success. If you didn’t follow his whole life story and if you weren’t there for every struggle, which none of us were because none of us live with Richard Branson. We don’t get to see the day in and day out struggles that he had to go through to become very successful.
The second quote on becoming an overnight success I want to read to you is from Steve Jobs and it says, “If you look really closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” That just goes right back to all the points I just made.
The third one is actually by Duane Johnson, The Rock, big fan of his, he’s awesome. “Success isn’t overnight, it’s when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.”
There you have it. There’s three different, obviously successful people telling you about their success and how it took time.
Competition Exists, But Can Help Us Become Better
Unfortunately, we don’t want to think that way. None of us want to think that it’s going to take time to be successful, to obtain all the things that we want in this life, but unfortunately it does take time because there’s a lot of other people that are also going for those same dreams, that are also trying to accomplish the same things.
Usually, the more sought after the thing is that you’re trying to reach, the more people are going to be going after it. Which makes you have to get that much better because there are more and more people that are always trying to reach that goal.
That can be a good thing though. You can use competition to elevate your own game, to make yourself even better than you would be without that competition. But it still exists. You still have to get better and better and you have to study more than the other people do.
How Can We Reduce The Time It Takes For Success?
Back to overnight successes, how can we speed up our success? How can we reduce the time? Can we prepare ourselves for an overnight success better?
I think the number one thing you can do to prepare yourself for success overnight is to start where you are right now. Get started right now because the sooner you get started, the sooner that overnight success is coming to you, the sooner you’re going to get to the point where it seems like you just made an overnight success to people.
That can include a number of things. If you want to build an online business, then get started right away. Start learning everything you can. Take as many courses as you can. Get coaching from as many people as you can. And fail as much as you possibly can at building an online business. If you’ve seen any of my other videos, you know I’m a big fan of failure.
Servo-Mechanism Says Failure Is Our Best Teacher
Sounds weird but failure is our best teacher. Failing is the best way to learn, that’s how our brain works. I also talked about the book, Psycho-Cybernetics. In that book, Maxwell Maltz talks about our servo-mechanism in our brain. Basically our servo-mechanism, it learns from failures.
From failures, we get closer and closer to success and our brain learns how to succeed by failures. So start failing as soon as possible, as weird as that sounds.
A lot of people want to get started, but don’t know where to get started. And they really have no idea how to actually do it.
So You Want To Get Started But Don’t Know How
I remember when I was first trying to build an online business, I really didn’t know how but I knew I wanted one thing and that one thing was passive income.
One thing I knew was that I wanted to build a business that I could generate passive income. I had read about passive income in Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki, his book. And I had also read Tim Ferris’ book, Four Hour Work Week and so my main goal was to build passive income and to focus my business decisions around building passive income.
I didn’t know what it would look like, I had no idea if people really made money online or if it just was a myth, but I knew that’s what I wanted.
So I began by going to YouTube and I would search. I would search “how to make passive income online” and other things like that.
Sure enough, things started coming up and I started learning more and more. I started getting coaching from multiple different people and learning more and more about how to actually build passive income and how to make money online.
Take What You Know Now To Learn To Know More
Whatever it is that you want, it doesn’t even matter if it’s a business, whatever it is, just begin searching with the information that you do know.
There’s so much knowledge on the internet. You can literally find out anything you need to find out. So start where you are right now!
Here is another recent post I published that talks more about success. It also talks more about the process our brain has to go through to reach success. I think it will be very helpful for you, I highly recommend checking it out. Please see it below.
You can take a look at it here: “Vision Board Ideas, And How To Make A Vision Board”
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