Some people expect to come up with an idea and start making loads of money within a month. Some people study for a difficult mathematics exam for 30 minutes and expect an A. Either way, these types of people are going to be really upset when they aren’t millionaires soon after their brilliant idea, or when they receive a D or an F on that difficult exam.
Success doesn’t come overnight, and that’s fine. Success in life will most likely take a long time to achieve, but there is a lot one can learn from working towards success that they should be thankful for! I can think of a few reasons why you should enjoy the wild ride of driving towards success.
1. You’ll Gain Experience & Grow As A Person
On your way towards achieving your goals, you will push yourself more than you ever have before. You will be frustrated, stressed, confused, flustered, and just completely overwhelmed. Sometimes you might want to give up. But all of this is great for you as a person (as long as you don’t become depressed or lose your mind) because it will help you grow as a person. You will mature as a person and gain much needed experience that will come in handy once you’ve actually succeeded.
2. There Will Be Exciting Moments
Over the course of however long it takes you to reach your goals, you will encounter moments where you are jumping up and down with excitement, even if you’re in a room by yourself. You will reach small achievements that will fill you with joy and large achievements that will make you want to cry with happiness. These exciting moments are the ones that you’ll remember in the future.
3. You’ll Learn Right From Wrong (Hopefully)
While you’re walking along your long road to success, there will be splits in the road with signs reading “right” and “wrong.” You may be tempted to take the “wrong” way but you’ll hopefully learn along the way not to cut corners and always do what’s ethically correct. This will save a lot of worrying in the future considering you won’t have to think about whether or not you or your business is legitimate or not!
4. You’ll Appreciate It Once You’ve Achieved It
If you don’t have to work for it, you won’t appreciate it as much when you get it. You’ll get a genuine feeling of accomplishment after you have worked for success for so long. Therefore, you will actually earn it. Also, because you had to work hard for it, you will have the experience needed to maintain it and you’ll never take your success for granted.
So, try not to stress and enjoy the ride! It’s only preparing you for when you succeed! Now go and get it!