It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you look at the success of others.
It feels as if some people were born gifted, and it’s hard to imagine that you can achieve the same levels of success. They’re so far ahead of you right?
I’ve learned to not compare where I am now to where someone is after dedicating years to their craft. Instead I like to look at where their story began.
Here’s what I’ve noticed…they start off as normal people just you and I. They have a great idea, passion, and pursue it for 10+ years until they are successful.
Here are some examples of what I mean.
This is Drake roughly 10 years ago. A random actor on a Teen TV show. Although there’s controversy about him writing his own raps, but you can’t deny his passion for the art. He’s practicing his raps and jotting down his ideas for different rhymes.
Now he’s this generation’s most popular rapper. He talks about listening to Kanye West and Jay-Z, and he has done multiple songs with each of them.
Plenty of Fish
Bodybuilding.com is the world’s largest supplement store. It did $473 million in revenue in 2014.
He started the website as a teenager.
The Founding of BodyBuilding.com
I spoke in front of a few hundred people in Singapore last Saturday. After the speech was over a few people commented on how natural I looked on stage.
They had no idea how hard the journey was for me to get there.
Here’s me 8 years ago. I was going around affiliate marketing forums and posting comments just like you.
Not only did I have to spend years to become an expert in my field, but I’ve also put countless hours into learning public speaking.
Tracking202 Interviews Charles Ngo
Here’s the first time I was introduced to the industry on video. You can see how nervous I was in front of the camera. You think this guy could walk on stage and kill it? Nah.
If you want to read my story, it’s all here in The Rise of Ngo
What About You?
Don’t compare your Chapter 1 to someone else’s Chapter 20.
You have everything you need right now to become successful. Don’t worry about finding the perfect idea, or the perfect execution. Look at how ugly PlentyofFish’s website was when he started.
And don’t worry about it being “too late” for you to success. I remember in 2007 I was thinking that it was “too late” for me to become successful in the industry. Google Arbitrage was gone and ringtones were becoming regulated. Where would I be if I had a poor mindset back then?
Time to take action.