Just yesterday I decided to walk to the beach, to get some exercise. The entire walk was a little over 6 miles. Just because I exercised one time, I can not expect to instantly get into shape. Success is the same you can not expect it to come over night. Yes that is the topic of today's post.
Recently I picked up the book "Bounce" by Matthew Syed. The book goes over the ten thousand hour principle. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this principle, it basically means that to become a master at something takes a minimum of ten thousand hours. It goes in depth about many professional athletes and musicians, describing all the hard work they did to achieve their greatness. Everyone believes that they were naturally gifted but in reality they put in the hours. Think about the thoughts that go through your mind when you see someone successful. You think to yourself that the person is either lucky or it was easy for them.
If you are currently not succeeding at a certain aspect of your life, give it time. People usually give up right before they find success. Failure is a major part of success because we can learn from it. When we were learning to walk as babies we often fell, yet we all learned how to walk. Just look at J K Rowling, she never gave up and she achieved success. I highly recommend picking up the book, it is a great read