A harrowing and inspiring entry from the always incredible Humans of New York:
Four years? You spent four years on shaving two seconds?!?
This is the price olympians pay. Top athletes spend hours or months honing a skill that may get them half a step on someone, help them hit or throw just a few feet farther, or become just a tad bit stronger.
Some entrepreneurs burn the midnight oil and then also become the early bird in hopes of shaving one percent off costs, increasing margin by half a point, or growing a customer base one person at a time.
True excellence takes time. The investment's returns may be slow, but they are there.
"Overnight success" is as much a fairy tale as kissing any frog ever was.