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There is no such thing as Overnight Success

October 20, 2012 | By | 4 Comments

Its plain and simple. Dont let anyone tell you otherwise. There is no such thing as Overnight Success.

No one ever became really successful without Hard Work. It takes time to develop yourself, to develop your craft and your build your ideas towards success. Even those Pop Celebrities on TV who give the impression that they made it overnight, had to work incredibly hard to build their network and

Everyone knows the famous 10,000 hour rule from Malcolm Gladwell’s book: The Outliers. And it makes total sense. No one is truly a genius without putting in years and years of hard work, experimentation, and discoveries.

Patience is a virtue. This is something one has to develop. Its sort of like building stamina when you work out. You have to build patience and stifle your desire to want results right away. Learn to enjoy the PROCESS of what you do. I mean if you cant find the patience, then maybe you dont really love doing what you’re doing.

I cant stress enough the importance of experimentation and making small mistakes, especially in the beginning. You learn more from experience than sitting in a classroom of people. If you dont know what you’re passion is, go out and try it, you have nothing to lose.

One of the most important things you have to tell yourself is that later on in life you will regret the things you didnt do than the things you did.

Lastly, I believe the most important thing you can do for yourself is RE-DEFINE what Success is. There are more than 7 billion people in the world and each person has his/her own version of what success is. Be careful of generic ideas and people that try to give you those answers. Seek out and find them for yourself.

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  1. You are so right! Thank you for doing what you are doing, it takes a lot of determination and perseverance, and it certainly makes our lives prettier. You put a smile on my face this afternoon in Soho! Thank you. Best dollar I ever spent!

    • Dotan

      Thank you so much for listening to my music and checking out my blog. You just put a smile on my face. ;-)

  2. Firstly, I stumbled across your site and think what you’re doing is awesome Dotan! It takes some stones to break from convention and follow your passion which is why I think so many people don’t (or just haven’t yet:). Very happy to see another Widist “Living Life Wide!”

    And you hit the nail on the head with this one Dotan! We live in a “quick-fix” society and many lack the gumption to stay at a project and see it through. People want the pot at the end of the rainbow, but aren’t willing to tough it through the rain.

    But fortunately, that’s not everyone. More and more people are realizing that if they want a life/job that is more meaningful and fulfilling than the one they currently have, they are gonna have to to let go of the idea that it’ll land on their laps overnight and that they might have to break a nail or two figuring out how to build it.

    Keep sharing your musical gifts with the world in a way that they might never imagine! We need more wideness in the world, and glad to meet another making it wider in his own way :)

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