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Stop watching the Highlights
January 7, 2019
Many times when we want to look at success, we follow someone's highlights to their career.
Stop watching the highlights!
There is no overnight success ..
for the musician, it’s years of playing in dingy bars
the comedian, night after night on the road getting paid in T-shirts and hamburgers
for the sales person, hearing no more times that they can count
and for the writer, thousands of rejections before they get published
We cannot keep looking at somebody's success and feel "how lucky they are" that it just came so easily for them what we are seeing is their highlight reel. We only see the success, the after effect - not the days, the months, the hours of work that they put in and the rejections that they overcame.
This week look at success as a process. It is not overnight. You have to be committed. You have to face the rejections in order to experience the highlights. Success lies in the struggles - for all of us. Rather than looking at just the success attained, look at the struggle and the resilience it took to get there.