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How to Become An Overnight Success

How to become an overnight success

That right there, that says it all. How do you become an overnight success?  Work your butt of for years!

So many times we see and hear stories in the media about people who made it big “overnight.” But the truth is, nothing happens “overnight.”

While a celebrity or business guru may not have been known or popular until just recently or may not have made much money until just recently, that doesn’t mean their success came overnight.

Most had “failed” endeavors before then. Most endured hard time before then.  Most were, in some way shape or form, preparing themselves for that moment for years.

Anything you learn, anything you experience, anything you try before you make that successful breakthrough all contributes to the success you eventually experience.

Nothing as significant as “success” happens overnight.

You may feel like, if you fail at something, you don’t “have what it takes.”  However, I’m sure if you talk to any successful person, they could probably tell you stories for hours on end, about times they failed, times they doubted themselves, obstacles they faced, and adversity that knocked their feet right out from under them.

Yet when those things happen to you, it’s so easy get the idea in your head that success is “just not meant to be” for you. That’s not true.  Just because it’s hard, doesn’t mean you “can’t.”  If success was easy, everyone would experience it.  If you’re having a hard time, you’re probably headed in the right direction.  The “easy” way rarely leads to greatness.  Don’t allow difficulty, challenge, or failure stop you from what you were meant to do or be!

“Behind every successful man there’s a lot of unsuccessful years.”

So if you want to be an “overnight success” and you’re going through those unsuccessful years right now, don’t give up! You’re right on track. Just keep pushing forward.

106 Excuses – Admit It, You’ve Used Some of These

Blast through 106 ExcusesI know. I know. Dragons don’t make excuses. Dragons are doers. Dragons welcome challenge and make things happen.

But even the most driven, the most passionate, the most ambitious of us have doubts every once in a while.  Somewhere along the line you fall victim to some false belief you may not even be fully aware you have since they often try to disguise themselves and “good reasons.”

I recently came across this list of 106 Excuses That Prevent You From Ever Becoming Great by Chris Brogan.

I have to admit, I’ve thought most of them at one point or another. I’m sure you’ve heard most of them before. The thing I like about this list, is it includes a little kick in the butt right after each excuse, some advice to help you blast away your excuses and get moving toward your big goals!

If you’ve been a tiny bit less than “dragon” in some area of your life recently and you’re looking for a kick in the pants to destroy your excuses and get on track, read this article now.  Enjoy!