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We want what we want NOW! We want instant gratification as much as possible. Nothing wrong with it. But what if you want something so bad that you are patient enough to get it? You don't care instant gratification because you know you want it so badly.
People love stories of overnight success. Those stories give us some hope. "Someday, it might happen to me too". They may appear to be overnight success but the truth is probably different. Those successful people are invisible to the masses until the break out. The break out is the result of long term efforts.
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The bamboo trees story illustrates the truth. You need to have foundation for success. To build the foundation is the most time consuming, difficult part of the success. It's about faith. It's about dedication without any reward. It's determination. It's surrender.
What makes people patient enough to get to the success? Napoleon Hill said it's 'a burning desire'. I would say it's a calling. Someone calls you to do it anyway. You don't know why. But you know you must do it somehow. It may take time and you don't care. You are driven by unseen force so to speak. Then, you will become true you.