Something that doesn’t get spoken about enough is that success takes patience. It’s not something we want to hear because we want to see the flashy exciting part of it. In my experience, from what I’ve seen and the people I’ve been around, success takes time to build.
Our society and conditioning has been that success comes quick and easy. We hear about these overnight successes and get rich quick schemes, especially in the property seminar space that I work in. They use this idea that anyone can do it and can get rich quick. I do believe anyone can do it but it’s NOT get rich quick. The only reason these tactics are used in seminars is because people will buy if they believe it’s quick and easy.
If they told you that it’s going to take 10 years, you’re going to have to invest over R2million, lose some friends and sacrifice with sleepless nights to work then people wouldn’t be easily convinced to invest at a seminar. That’s when they’d give up.
I get to travel for 3-4months of the year, which is really phenomenal. What you might not know is that my best friends and I set this goal for ourselves over 5 years ago. It’s taken 5 years to get to the point where I was fully employed to being self-employed. It’s not where I want to be yet, that will probably take another 3-5 years. Essentially it’ll take me 10 years in total but that doesn’t matter, as long as I get there.
If you focus on the vision, purpose and end goal then how you get there is just about fighting through the days.
Tony Robbins speaks about lag time, which means life’s delays are not life’s denials. JK Rowling faced 17 denials, or lags, before she got the opportunity to publish Harry Potter.
Find your idea of success and have the patience to know it’s not going to happen immediately. Every day you work towards it and get a bit closer, you’re moving in the right direction.
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