"It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you don't give up" - Confucius
We live in a speedy, want everything now culture, but long-lasting success can’t be a
We’re all a part of this microwave type of culture where we want money, success, a fabulous figure, whatever it is, right now. The thing is, real success takes time, it’s slow cooked. Ask yourself, which tastes & looks nicer: a chicken cooked in the microwave, or one from the oven? Yes, the oven cooked chicken takes longer to prepare and you have to wait longer before you can eat it, but it definitely tastes & looks nicer. That’s because it’s supposed to take time & when you let the flavours marinate and don't rush the process, the end result is better.
It’s the same with any type of success. You cannot rush true & long-lasting success. There are lessons to be learnt along the way and we should enjoy the process of working towards our goals.
When I first had the idea for my business, I had visions in my head of it being launched really quickly and in turn becoming this roaring success at the most rapid pace. I could not have been more wrong!
See, what I thought would have been launched and successfully trading within 6 months, did not actually lift off the ground until a full year after I had originally planned. I did not account for all the regulatory and legal requirements when I worked my original timeframe. Then when I did take these things into account, I did not factor in just how long things beyond my control would cause delays in my already worked & re-worked timescales. To call it frustrating, upsetting and annoying would be the biggest understatement of the century.
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