Steve Martin, describing his success as a stand-up comedian, says, “The course was more plodding than heroic; I…took incremental steps studded with a few intuitive leaps.” If we believe we have to work hard, prove ourselves, do the right things in the right order, or pay our dues, then success will wait until we have done so. If we desperately seek success now yet secretly think–for whatever reason–that we can’t have it, then success will stay away for a long while.
But if we know clearly what success looks like for us, we feel good about it all, we seek wins for others as well as for ourselves, and we consistently choose and do the most compelling tasks from everything we could do, then success can happen at any time.
You see, success isn’t fast or slow. Success follows our lead.
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