A lot of folks want success overnight. They want it fast and easy. Almost like snapping their fingers.
I don't want that. At least, not anymore.
At one point I did. But I discovered that the faster I wanted things to happen, the less anything happened at all.
So I adopted a different mindset. Just do a little bit everyday. You see, I'd rather have a chisel and a hammer to chip away at success. Over time, it's surprisingly effective.
Some day, I imagine somebody will say, "Ryan was lucky. He's an overnight success."
But they won't know all the struggles and failures I've faced. They won't know that I woke up every single day at 5 a.m. for three years straight to work on entrepreneurial ideas before I drove to work. They won't know that I sacrificed some weekends to pursue my dreams.
Here's the bottom line:
You can't scale Everest in a day. Going for the "big break" is a sure way to fail. Choose the slower path of daily action instead. Putting one foot in front of the other, you'll actually get somewhere.