1/ How long does it take to become an overnight success?
2/ Social media gives us a false impression of the success of others.
Social media is a highlight real.
We see the success, but not the hard work.
We see trophies, not sweat.
We see diplomas, not homework.
We see performances, not rehearsals.
3/ As @james_clear once wrote:
"When your screen is filled examples of the strongest, richest, and smartest, it's easy to overvalue the outcome and undervalue the process."
4/ As @Naval says: “It takes 10 years to build a career in anything.”
5/ Our society romanticizes moments of insight.
But eureka moments occur because of all the work leading us to them.
The takeaway: Action stimulates inspiration more often than inspiration stimulates action.
8/ This is called “The Ten Years of Silence.”
High production of work with very little recognition. Research supports this idea.
9/ John Hayes, a professor at Carnegie Mellon once studied thousands of musical pieces between 1685 and 1900.
His work was driven by a single question: "How long does it take to become a world-class musician?"
10/ Every composition was written at least a decade after the musicians started to take their work seriously.
There were only 3 exceptions, (written in years 8 and 9).
In follow-up studies of poets and painters, he found the same result.
11/ Ten Years of Silence.
"Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success." - @biz, co-founder of Twitter
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