Success Requires Patience

A lot of people tend to have a false sense of how long it actually takes in order to achieve success.

Most people will work for a year toward their goals then think about quitting because they haven’t seen the results that they wanted.

As a result, they’ll get discouraged and become impatient, but it’s important to remember that nothing happens overnight.

Warren Buffett, the third richest man in the world, started when he was 7, but it wasn’t until he was 60 that he became a billionaire.

Similarly, Bill Gates started when he was 12, but he didn’t become a billionaire until he was 32. Gates was patient. For 20 years, Gates worked hard. “I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one day,” Gates said.

Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, was the same. Sam Walton patiently worked for 50 years before he ever became known as “The Richest Man in America.”

In relation to Walton, Gates and Buffett, a year of work is practically nothing.

If you want to quit after a year because you’re not seeing the results you want, then quit, but most successful people don’t see any results until they’re extremely far down their path.

In the book “Think and Grow Rich,” Napoleon Hill, who spent 25 years studying the causes of success and failure, discovered from his analysis of over 25,000 people, that people who succeed in an outstanding way, rarely ever did so before the age of 40, and more often, they did not strike their real pace until they were well beyond the age of 50.

This is a fact worth remembering because the truth is, success doesn’t happen over night. It takes persistence and a lot of patience in order to achieve success in any field.


20 thoughts on “Success Requires Patience

  1. Hi Vincent, Thanks for the pep talk. Perfect, to be aware of these facts. Patience is a brilliant value , along with hard work, faith , determination , grit , will power, being a self starter. And knocking yourself back into shape when you feel quitting. Actually, Patience is useful in many situations , never take an important decision immediately sit on it and you’ll have make the right decision. Great post. I am going to write a few of these facts down from your post as a daily reminder. Thanks for this post it is brilliant

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