Taking the Long View

Image source: photographer padawan *(xava du)
Image source: photographer padawan *(xava du)

There is a big difference between having an idea and executing an idea. The discipline required to execute an idea is what separates dreamers from doers.

Executing your ideas not only requires ‘discipline’ but also ‘time’ therefore I would advise you to take the long view.

 “Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade.” – Tony Robbins

There is no such thing as an ‘overnight success’.

Jose Mourinho once said that it took him 15 years to become an overnight success. Lionel Messi, on the other hand, reportedly said “It took me 17 years & 114 days to become an overnight success

This is why successful people are usually disciplined people. They put in the necessary effort over the long haul to be successful.


* My blogging has been sporadic of late and this is because I have been busy researching, interviewing and writing up a longform article. This is going to take a lot of my time over the next few months hence I would only be publishing  two blog posts a month for the rest of this year.

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