Monday, December 13, 2010

It Takes Time to Become an ‘Overnight Success’

Late in 2009, a wondrous collection of contemporary snippets, which is in another’s terms, ‘today’s “eternal” wisdom,’ was distributed via cyberspace. It was the Seth Godin-compiled, What Matters Now.

One piece by Dave Ramsey titled simply, MOMENTUM, features a grand quote:

“It takes time to be great, it takes time to create critical mass, it takes time to be an ‘overnight success’.”

What is most astounding about this juncture of astuteness is that it makes so much sense to just about every one of us.

Yet, it runs hard up against our innate desires to succeed NOW.

The other thing that Mr. Ramsey majors in saying is that focused intensity over time requires the majestic provision of God to make it successful. But without the intensity of a purpose-driven tenacity, in not giving up over time, any help we’d otherwise get from God would be useless. Perhaps it wouldn’t even materialise.

How often do we cause our own ‘luck’?

© 2010 S. J. Wickham.

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