Success Requires Your Patience

Tavian Jean-Pierre
2 min readDec 6, 2022
Steve Jobs

It can often feel like success is far away from us all. In these moments, we often turn to individuals who became successful due to good fortune and feel that the world is against us. However, Steve Jobs thought about success differently.

“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” — Steve Jobs

In this quote, we see that Steve highlights one of the most fundamental attributes of success. Most of it is unseen. Most successful people we look up to are only known for who they are today, not who they were.

However, it is easy to forget the years of hard work and time that would have gone into shaping their character and ultimately their success.

So, when success seems like a long way off, do not compare yourself to those who have become accomplished. Instead, remember that success requires patience and a special focus on your own path.

Remember that you are constantly growing and learning to become a success story of your own.

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Tavian Jean-Pierre

Founder of the Better Conversations Podcast | Challenging the status quo to shape a better future | Producing insights on the natural risks that face our planet