Overnight Success Isn’t Luck


Does it seem some entrepreneurs just got lucky?

Out of nowhere success seemed to just fall into their lap?

While there are times and circumstances where luck seems to come into play, most of the time success isn’t a result of luck at all. We never see all the hard work and focus that went into it. We aren’t aware of the long hours that someone put into that business or new project that resulted in their success. We don’t see other entrepreneurs working through the night and giving up fun weekend trips to make progress on the goals they’ve set themselves.

We also don’t see the failures and setbacks that happen along the way. And we don’t like to talk about those, and neither do most other successful entrepreneurs. As a result, we assume it was smooth sailing for the person who’s business is successful. The opposite is usually true.

We all learn best from our mistakes and often make the most progress after a significant business failure or setback.

When you face a business setback or failure, you have two choices. You can quit, or you can figure out what went wrong, adjust, and keep moving forward.

Can you guess which choice successful entrepreneurs make?

That’s right, they learn from their mistakes and get right back to work and you can, too.

This persistence and discipline doesn’t always come easily for most people, especially after failure. It takes effort, and it requires you to build habits to reinforce these skills on a daily basis.

Be persistent and work towards your goals every day. Don’t give up when you fail or when things don’t work out. Instead, reflect on what you did and what you could have done differently. Implement those changes and get back to work. This “pivot” is how entrepreneurs get to success.

Persistence and discipline are not skills you are born with.

They are the skills you learn and continue to improve over time. Some people were lucky enough to acquire them in early on, and others learn them much later in life. And that’s ok.

I’m here to tell you that these are essential skills and ones worth getting better at if you want to become a successful entrepreneur and build the business and life of your dreams.

There’s no time like right now to start working on that “overnight” success.

What can you do today to help you make progress? Go and do it today. Then come back tomorrow to take the next step, and the next, and so on. Get in the habit of doing something every single day to move forward, even if things don’t work out. Getting back on that metaphorical horse right away and trying again is an integral part of being persistent and a considerable part of being an entrepreneur.

Keep practicing discipline and persistence, and they’ll quickly become habits that are part of who you are and how you work.

And you too will learn that becoming an overnight success isn’t luck.

Here’s to creating the life you LOVE!


Torie Mathis helps entrepreneurs become more successful by breaking through their two biggest hurdles: your marketing and yourself.  She is a best-selling author, Army veteran, speaker + trainer, and your mentor to creating the business+ life you love. She has cracked the code for creating a lucrative, independent business + an amazing lifestyle. She can help you with your marketing and business growth, your clarity and purpose and help you reach your vision of success. 🙂 

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