You know who I’m talking about – those people who suddenly burst out like instant celebrities. Sure, you’ve noticed these people from time to time before, but they didn’t seem like anyone special or important, so you moved on.
Now they’re everywhere.
More than that – they’re getting LOTS of attention. A-Listers are talking them up like they’re the next best thing to a great Shiraz. They’re getting comment after comment on their posts and seem to strike up a conversation with anyone they please.
They’re IN the “in-crowd”. They own it.
And yet, just a little while back, they were… well, nobody special.
You think to yourself: How’d they DO that? How can I do that myself?
Here’s the secret:
It didn’t happen overnight.
NO ONE is a true overnight success. From rags to riches in a day? Not gonna happen. Not even to all those people you can point to and say, “But so-and-so did it…”
No. So-and-so didn’t.
Before becoming an overnight success, so-and-so made a crucial decision: to go after what he wanted. To work at it hard. To pursue it. To put in the time, the energy and the effort.
Then so-and-so actually began the process. He followed through.
No one notices so-and-so and his work in the beginning. He isn’t a recognized household name. He isn’t a popular innovator of some awesome product. He doesn’t have a big list of fans or followers or important networking contacts.
He starts with nothing but him, his idea and his work.
Then one day, someone notices. Someone pays attention. Someone points this so-and-so out to someone else. And so the attention begins to spread.
All of a sudden, Mr. So-and-so gets noticed by more people, and more, and more until there’s an avalanche of attention coming his way. Out of the blue. As if this person sprung out of nowhere.
But the only thing that truly happened overnight was the willingness to try and the decision to put in the work. And that’s something anyone can do.
Why not you?