People like to think of success as a singular event. It’s not.
It’s a multitude of steps.
You write novels one word at a time.
You paint one stroke of color at a time.
One step at a time.
One word at a time.
One goal at a time.
Struggle after struggle after struggle.
It takes a lot of time, and patience, and effort.
Small efforts done over time.
We take the highlights reel as the absolute truth. We forget about what goes on behind the scene.
The boring parts. The ones that no one claps for. The ones that are so easy to postpone; over and over again.
You know: the posts no one reads (or comments on), the stories that don’t make it, the paintings and drawings no one ever sees.
That’s what it takes to become great.
A lot of little steps.
As they say: little by little, soon a little becomes a lot.