You may have heard the term “overnight success story” in the media from time to time.
The interesting thing is that most “overnight” successes have taken 10-20 years.
Now, that’s not to dishearten you, rather I want to encourage you to keep going.
If you’ve started something, don’t give up if it’s not an overnight success.
I’ve been running the leadership experiences for over 10 years and there were times when I could have called it quits and now we receive so many referrals from past students, we would be doing our clients a disservice if we stopped. Same with the Weekly Thoughts.
You gotta keep at it, whatever “it” is for you.
Here’s what inspired this story:
A friend of mine, who is a very very successful businessperson, was telling me about a recent class she attended and the decision the teacher had to make about going forward.
The teacher had recently started the classes, even though she was not from Newcastle and had little to no network to draw upon for support.
It was taking the teacher a while to recruit students and of course she had to pay for the hire of the venue, so initially she was not even covering her costs.
Add to this her offer to provide two free lessons for each student, it was not stacking up to be a good business investment.
She was at the crossroads. She had invested some money into letterbox drops and had an outdoor sign made that advertised her classes. The venue wanted her to keep going.
In his song, Willie Nelson advises us that we have to “know when to hold them and know when to fold them”.
Sometimes it feels like a hard decision to make. Sometimes the logical facts say “Quit. Give Up. It’s not worth going on.”
And yet, for the successful businesses, many are successful because the owners committed and persevered.
If it’s what you want to do, you’ve gotta keep at it.
Have faith and keep going.
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