Quote of the Episode:
“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”
– Orison Swett Marden
Our modern culture leads us to believe that success comes easily. We see people pop up on the internet and, in a matter of weeks or months, it appears that they’ve blown up.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Most times, these overnight success stories started about a decade earlier.
Rae Sremmurd is a great example. The hip hop group had been creating their own gigs and quietly building a fan base in their area for nearly 10 years before their got the break that would lead them to stardom.
You can do the same thing, if you’re willing to follow the formula and do the work. Hone your gift. Master your craft and create every day, so that you’re ready when opportunity arises.
The internet and social media have leveled the playing field in nearly every industry, but the fact remains that success takes time and obstacles are inevitable. Work your face off, and success is yours for the taking.
“Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.”
– Malcolm S. Forbes
- Those who succeed do so in the face of all sorts of odds. The key is that they keep going, despite the obstacles.
- Don’t let social media fool you. Success NEVER happens overnight.
- The only thing that will bring you closer to your goal is your continued work. Get busy.
Rae Sremmurd | SremmLife2
Music Credit: Great Days by Joakim Karud