They Think I Became an Overnight Success

untitled1I’m currently reading “The Carpenter” written by Jon Gordon.  I’m only on page 31 and already feeling so inspired. I’m taking a quick break to share with you an excerpt from the book that really spoke to me:

When I meet young carpenters they ask me how and why I am in such demand. They think I became an overnight success. But I tell them, there is no such thing as an overnight success. The way to success is to work really hard for years. You show up every day. You do the work. You see yourself as an artist dedicated to your craft with a desire to get better every day. You put your heart and soul into your work as you strive for excellence.  You desire to create perfection, knowing you’ll never truly achieve it but hoping to get close to it. You try new things. You fail. You improve. You grow. You face countless challenges and tons of rejection that make you doubt yourself and cause you to want to quit. But you don’t. You keep working hard, stay positive, and persevere through it all with resilience, determination, and a lot of hope and faith. Then you make it!  Everyone wants to work with you and the world says ‘Where have you been?’ And you say ‘I’ve been here all along, and hopefully getting better day by day.’ To the world, you are an overnight success.  To you, the journey continues.  You’re a craftsman who wants to make your next work of art your best work no matter what you have accomplished in the past.

Beautifully written and so very true!  Hope this made a difference in your day… and YOUR journey to success at home!


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