When you think about successful people and how they achieved success what comes to mind on how they were able to reach such possibilities? Do you think it was luck? Oh, he was destined to be wealthy because of this or that? Do you really think wealth happens without earning it? I can’t speak for miracles but I can from personal experiences of putting in the hard work, day in and day out persistently. My friends and colleagues remember my first app published and are still in awe when they hear I’m still doing apps as if they thought I was going to quit years ago. Nope, I don’t give up that easily! I’m also not an expert but I am trying my best at what I do.
There’s something about writing a piece of code and watching these devices do exactly how and what you want it to do that amazes me.
Call it passion, obsession, or a habit of wanting to learn and try new things with new technologies and programming languages. I had my first light bulb moment when playing around with C++, but I finally have found my outlet in mobile app development. This all didn’t happen overnight, it took time of learning, trying new things, and taking risks.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
So let’s start today to put your idea in execution! Keep at it and let me know how it turns out in 5, 10, and 15 years from now. We have to remind people who want it now and quickly, that success doesn’t come overnight. Those stories you read about “overnight success” are not the full story! Here are some examples:
- James Dyson – created Dyson vacuums, it took 5,127 failed prototypes and 15 years before his “overnight success”.
- Gary Vaynerchuck – turned his family’s wine business from $3 million to $60 million in 5 years.
- Colonel Sanders – the KFC guy got rejected over 1,000 times for his chicken recipe but still went for it.
So whatever your passion is go for it, don’t let family or friends tell you what to do because they failed in life, do what drives you so that success can find you. Don’t take advice from a quitter. If the person you take advice from never had a business, failed and gave up, or never take risks in life then it’s probably a good idea to ignore it.