“It takes years of hard work to become an overnight success.” - Gary Mack, Mind Gym
There is often a big difference between public perception and reality.
We've seen plenty of examples of this play out before:
Someone, or some team, does something spectacular to land themselves in the national spotlight, much to the surprise of everyone.
"They came out of nowhere," we hear people say.
Yesterday, no one knew who they were.
Today, nobody can stop talking about them.
The perception is that they are an “overnight success”.
The reality is that they’ve been grinding.
In the dark.
Away from the spotlight.
The overnight success is a myth.
But there’s a lot of truth in hard work.