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The Myth of Overnight Success

Barrie Bergman

February 10, 2010

"Most of us are seduced by the idea of overnight success. We want to believe the myth that success is easy to come by. But success in business takes time, energy and hard work—lots of all three. Personally, I've never met an overnight success. I've met people who've done something well for a long time and were suddenly discovered. Then everyone assumed they came out of nowhere, that their fame happened overnight. But the real truth is that it takes a long time to be an overnight success."

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