We regret to inform you the escalator to success is out of order, please use the stairs. In case you missed the memo, there is no fast track to your dreams. Becoming an overnight sensation takes years of hard work, practice, and obscurity. Many stumble, succumb to despair and quit.
We live in a world of instant gratification, dopamine-fueled, pleasure-seeking addictions to social media likes, tweets, and notifications. What chance do we have of meeting long-term goals which require not days, but weeks, months, or years to reach? The experts tell us that consistency is the key. Doing daily work leads to incremental improvements. No matter how steep the learning curve, creating habits move you toward your target.
In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary was the first person to summit Mount Everest. But he didn’t do it alone. Native Nepalese climber, Tenzing Norgay, reached the summit with Hillary. Before attempting Everest, Hillary climbed eleven other peaks over 20,000 feet tall. Everest was not his first mountain. He also needed support from hundreds of people before he ever set foot at base camp. Imagine his struggles, the fortitude, persistence, and his consistent pursuit of his goal. Practice, planning, and patience are the dues we pay for overnight success.
Do you consistently pursue your goals?
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Jo Hawk The Writer