Nothing good and lasting comes without preparation. Don’t be in a hurry. We have all been told this, but then we see the speedy success of those around us and immediately start to think we did something wrong.
Should I have promoted myself more? Should I have asked more friends to give referrals? Should I have taken more classes? Should I have been born into a different family?
Self-doubting questions are ultimately about which shortcut to take. But there are no shortcuts to success—only dead ends and deadly cliffs.
So, never fear the speedy rise of thine enemy.