A new business or celebrity comes into the spotlight and we flock to celebrate their success.
Overnight successes are 5, 10, 20 years in the making.
In this post, I want to inspire you to take action, and to go be the best person you can be in the world.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.” – Chinese Proverb
I’m going to be an overnight success in 5 years, will you join me?
I’m an ordinary 25 year old. I’m 5’8″ and I weigh 165 pounds. I went to a public school, a public college, and now am working a 9 to 5 at a bank.
I’m also going to be an overnight success in 5 years.
By the time I’m 30, I’m not going to be working at my 9 to 5.
People will be talking about how this quiet kid from Minnesota is now crushing it in his business, finances, and life.
My high school friends will say, “Just 5 years ago, you were hanging out with us playing cards and drinking with us at the bar! What happened?”
My family will say, “So that’s why you were so tired many times coming over!”
It all started with a simple decision in December 2016.
I Made a Simple Decision to Take Action
I had slept in a little bit; the time read 8:53.
Laying there, I thought it myself, “I just wish I could lay here for another 2 hours, and then do nothing the rest of the day. I haven’t done that in about 15 months. Wouldn’t that be nice?”
A few minutes later, I hoisted myself out of bed.
2 posts, a podcast episode, and a statistical study awaited me in the other room – rise and grind!
The last 15 months have been quite the experience.
Coffee shops at 6 am. Early mornings, late nights. A court appearance. Customer emails and new amazing relationships.
I started a blog, a business, and a podcast. I was promoted at work, and took on a lucrative statistical consulting side hustle.
All of this because I made a simple decision: the decision to take action and pursue my dream of financial freedom through entrepreneurship.
I’m just an ordinary guy who decided one day he was going to take action and do a little more than he was doing before.
Writing a blog post doesn’t take any special skills (and actually, I went to college for math, take that teacher who gave me a B- in writing!).
Again, I’m just an ordinary guy, doing ordinary things.
You have amazing talent and potential.
Reach a little higher and tap into that potential.
Show the world your talents and skills; take action today and do something amazing.
Become an Overnight Success
“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” ~ Albert Einstein
You have complete control over the direction that the rest of your life takes.
What are your passions and values? What makes you happiest in this world? Why do you like doing those things? How can you align these passions and values with your efforts on a daily basis?
It’s not going to be easy.
The path to success is lonely and demanding.
Here’s the thing though: all it takes is a simple decision and dedication on a daily basis.
Simple daily disciplines will add up over time into massive results.
No one is an overnight success. We only see the success at the end of the day, but rarely do we see the grind.
We don’t see the late nights at the computer and definitely aren’t at the same coffee shop at 6 am to get in some hours before work!
I hope you succeed beyond your wildest dreams, and I’m excited to see you on TV in 5 years.
All I ask is you shoot me an email when you’ve finally done it! 🙂
Readers: are you going to wake up an overnight success in 5 years? Are you willing to grind for the next 1500+ days? Are you willing to take that risk?