The chances are very good that you will not achieve great career success over night.
The Thompson family may be Canada’s wealthiest family by far, worth approximately $22 billion, but they didn’t become fantastically rich over night. The patriarch, Roy Thompson, spent the first 40 years of his life floundering before purchasing his first newspaper and going on to establish a media and business empire.
J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the best known authors of all time. But it took him 12 years to write The Lord of the Rings and even longer to get it published. Ronald didn’t experience financial success and fame until later on in life.
Rick Warren now leads one of America’s largest churches, but (surprise, surprise) Saddleback Community Church didn’t exactly start out that way.
Kentucky Fried Chicken was a bit of a retirement project for Mr. Sanders, and initially not particularly well received.
Stephen Harper didn’t waltze into the House of Commons and become the leader of a great country on a whim.
Things take time.
So start small. Do something to develop your business today. Write something that will benefit someone. Do your best to serve that small church. Make one more sales call. Serve your country, right now.
Small acts of service sometimes turn into something big.
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