Published on July 6th, 2017 | by Jonas A.
Success Is Gradual
They want to achieve success overnight. They have restless and sleepless nights because of their immoderate ambitions for success. If they would understand the laws of success, they would know that their problems (or worries) are unwarranted.
Success is progressive. One of the implications of this is that the journey to success is one step at a time. The expressions, “The journey of a thousand miles starts with a step” and “Rome was not built in a day” best describe the claim that success is progressive.
The most important thing in achieving success is neither thinking about success nor talking about success. It is also not being (inordinately) passionate about achieving success.
You waste time thinking about success if you are not working towards achieving it. You may also be wasting time working towards success if you are ignorant of the right things to do to achieve it. Being inordinately ambitious for success could be a gateway to self-destruction.
Many of the earliest efforts that are geared towards achieving success often culminate in failures. The failures, however, are often preparations for success, but only when the lessons they teach are learnt, understood and applied in the subsequent efforts in the pursuit of success.
Being inordinately ambitious about success impoverishes you of the patience that is necessary for enduring, persevering, learning and overcoming from failures. This is why impatient people are not candidates for success.
Always ensure that you are in the right direction before increasing your speed. Do not bother about success because it comes at the appointed time, as long as you do the right things at the right time, at the right place, and in the right way.
Being inordinately ambitious for success without doing the right things will get you to nowhere, even in a distant future. If you take care of the goals, success will take care of itself. Success is progressive.