I recently interviewed Andrew Wilder on the Makin' Bacon Podcast and this is one of several quotes of his that really resonated with me.
"And [success] is like this zigzaggy random thing. And nobody shows you that...so if you compare yourself to other people, you'll drive yourself crazy." - Andrew Wilder
As a society we celebrate what we believe to be "overnight successes", but that almost never happens. As "overnight sensation" Cee Lo Green once said "Yeah, I'm finally an overnight success -- after 18 years of hard work".
We tend to forget how much work goes into growing a following, honing our craft, and building a foundation to finally take off from.
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