I will debunk the overnight success myth.
Are you seduced by the idea of overnight success? Do you think it is possible to have it all at once? Is overnight success all about being in the right place at the right time?
Let’s get straight to the point. Overnight success is a myth.
What most people call overnight success is actually just success. Overnight success doesn’t exist, especially in the startup and corporate world. There’s no fast track to success. It takes time.
“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” — Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple
A common obstacle in your desire to become successful is the unconscious wish for overnight success and obtaining success all of a sudden. This wish makes you impatient, more willing to take shortcuts, and can impact your performance and judgment.
“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” — Dwayne Johnson, also known as “The Rock,” is an American-Canadian actor, producer, and retired professional wrestler
Let’s take a deep dive into overnight success and give some examples to debunk the myth.
📒 Show Notes and Resources 📒
00:10 Why Overnight Success Is a Myth Holding You Back
00:25 What is Overnight Success?
01:44 3 Examples of Successful People and Why Their Success Didn’t Happen Overnight
01:59 Britney Spears
02:37 Bill Gates
03:04 James Dyson
04:11 Why Overnight Success is Snake Oil
04:59 The Illusion of the Bamboo Forest
06:03 Bringing It All Together
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About: In this video, Matthew Royse from Knowledge Enthusiast shares why the concept of overnight success is disingenuous. It just doesn’t exist. Don’t fall for the concept. Even if overnight success was real, you shouldn’t own it because you didn’t earn it. You wouldn’t be ready for it. Success comes when you put in the hard work, trust in the process, and learn from your mistakes. Don’t be lured by the idea of overnight success. It’s holding you back. There’s no fast track to success. It takes time and hard work. Stay strong.