Success is not a two-minute Maggie. You cannot open, boil and eat it. It is not an instant food. It is the final outcome of a long and arduous process of preparation. Ray Kroc, the founder of Mc Donald’s, was once asked in an interview, “Sir, you were very lucky! You became an overnight success.” Ray remarked, “Yes, that is true. But you do not know how long the night was.” Diana Rankin wonderfully says: “It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.”
For success, you must follow the 4-D mantra of desire, determination, dedication and diligence. Whatever may be the external motivation or inspiration, your own resolution to succeed is the most important thing. If you have taken up an idea, make that idea your life. Your vision should become an integral part of your being. Think of it, dream of it till you have accomplished it. Lack of dedication and diligence has caused more failure than lack of intelligence and ability. So, dedicate yourself to your goal like a true devout. Nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without sincerity and dedication. There are no short-cuts to success. The quest for excellence has to be continuous. Results don’t appear overnight. Several years of hard labor and constant practice are behind anyone’s success. Champions are made in the laboratory of life with sweat, toil and tears. There is no chance, fate or destiny which can stop a determined and dedicated soul. Fortune is always waiting to offer him the crown of success.