Success Takes Time: Be Patient

Ryan Caldwell, over at wrote a post entitled, The One Message No One Wants to Hear. Specifically, he talks about this message … that
Success Takes Time
I think it goes beyond the fact that no one wants to hear it. No one wants to believe it either. We try to project what we experience online (click a button and get results instantaneously) on to our lives. In reality, it just doesn’t work that way. We are complex beings living in a complex environment. While we use technology to speed up just about everything in our lives, human beings can only evolve so quickly and good luck in trying to control and manipulate everything in your environment to work according to your schedule!
There’s no such thing as an overnight success. I know and work with and for many successful men and women — in all types of businesses. And, in addition to that, I’ve interviewed over 80 entrepreneurs in the last 2 years on my television program, Michigan Entrepreneur. And there’s one thing all of them would tell you …. success did not happen over night.
Success required …
Hard work
A long-term perspective
Never giving up
A passion to succeed
It all took time — a lot of time. So my advice is to lock into a long-term mindset. Enjoy what you’re doing each day. Focus on what you’re passionate about. Surround yourself with people with whom you love to work.
If you’re not having fun, then redesign what you’re doing until you are. Life isn’t a race. True success is knowing that each day of your life has been spent with the people you love doing the things you enjoy.
Enjoy your success in the now.






4 responses to “Success Takes Time: Be Patient”

  1. Raza Imam Avatar

    Thanks for the post. Sometimes you work really hard and don’t see immediate results and you wonder, “Am I doing something wrong here? Will I ever get to where I want to be?”
    This post is encouraging. Although I still have a ways to go before I’m where I want to be, I love what I’m doing and I’m excited because I can actually sense success. This feeling makes my goals feel more attainable and it motivates me to be creative and break from convention, rather than submitting to it.
    Thanks for the reminder that success takes time; and that as long as you’re excited and having fun, success is yours.
    Raza Imam

  2. Chris Smude Avatar

    Hi Tara – great post. I think one of the challenges that people face with this issue is the constant bombardment of get-rich-quick books, tapes, businesses, etc.
    I agree with your advice.
    Thanks again.

  3. Tara Kachaturoff Avatar

    What a small world. I’m in Birmingham, Michigan. I have another interesting post somewhat related to this one coming up soon. So stay tuned.

  4. Chris Smude Avatar

    I noticed that – very small indeed. I checked out MET – very interesting (in fact, very cool).
    Staying tuned,

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