Becoming An Overnight Success

by Drago on September 20, 2013

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Monday Morning Motivator

Quote Of The Week – “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” (John Wooden)

Word Of The Week – Demiurge (dem-ee-urj) : a powerful creative force or a creative personality.
eg : After trying a few different professions, Jackson realized that his ability with artifice, combined with his family connections, would make him a marketing DEMIURGE.

Proverb Of The Week – Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. (Proverbs 10 verse 9 The Bible)

Becoming An Overnight Success

This week we share a great message from author and speaker, Jon Gordon. There are many stories about people who suddenly seem to arrive on the scene and achieve great success and recognition, whether that be in sports, movies, music or business. The thing that is often overlooked is how long it took to become an overnight success.

So Jon asks the question, :How do you become an overnight success”?

You work really hard for 10 years.

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You show up every day. You do the work. You see yourself as an artist dedicated to your craft with a desire to get better.

You try new things. You fail. You improve. You grow.

You face countless challenges and tons of rejection that make you doubt yourself and cause you to want to quit. But you don’t.

You keep working hard, you stay positive and persevere though it all with resilience, determination and a lot of hope and faith.

Then you make it!

And the world says, “Where have you been?” And you say, “I’ve been here all along but you didn’t notice me.”

But they do now.

To the world you are an overnight success. To you the journey continues.

I know this journey well. When I started speaking 10 years ago I was told that I was wasting my time. When I wrote The Energy Bus it was rejected by 30+ publishers. When Wiley decided to publish it none of the book stores would carry it. I went on a 28 city tour, paid for by myself, to share the message and spread the word one person at a time. For every hundred people I invited on the bus, one person got on.

When I arrived home after driving thousands of miles I walked in the door, fell to the ground and just wept as my wife hugged me.

Years later The Energy Bus is frequently on the best seller lists, approaching a million copies sold worldwide and most importantly impacting many people, organizations and families.

I don’t say this with an ounce of pride. I say it with tears in my eyes because I know the miles I’ve traveled, the failures I’ve experienced, the adversity I’ve faced, the rejection I felt and the faith that carried me.

I say this to you because I want you to know there’s no overnight success. There’s a story behind every achievement and it’s filled with sweat, pain, hard work, struggle, tears and joy.

Wherever you are on your journey, stay positive, keep doing the work, keep improving.

Expect challenges, criticism, rejection and failure but have an even greater expectation that you will overcome them.

The valley always leads to the mountain top if you are willing to stay on the path, weather the storms and make the climb.

If your business needs help letting the world know who you are and why they should care, give us a call. We’re here to help!

Have a great week unless you choose otherwise.


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Success Profile

This week’s success profile is Ron Jones, Mike Keegan and the amazing executive committee of The Founder’s Cup Charity Classic.

This is one of the most prolific and best run golf tournaments in the province of British Columbia.

Conceived as an idea in 1995 to assist charities in the area while at the same time providing sponsors and contributors with the means to have some fun, the Founder’s Cup, as it is known was born. After 19 years, the Founder’s Cup has proudly raised well over $2,000,000 for charities that help change the lives of people where we live as well as for national and international causes that touch us all.

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