Saturday, 26 January 2013


It takes a lot of work to achieve anything in life. From going to school, to forging a career, to building a marriage, it all takes time, effort, energy and, quite often, tears.

Unfortunately we don't see a lot of that any more. With reality TV shows promising fame overnight and publishers snatching fan fictions from the internet, we now think that what we want should come to us in the blink of an eye.

But if you take a look around yourself, you'll see this isn't true. People slave for years to build something. Some succeed, some don't; it's a sad fact of life. And one of the things which tires me is the assumption that, because someone has done something with their life (whatever that may be), that they're "lucky", that they're "successful".

If you want to do something amazing, it doesn't happen overnight. It never does. It may happen in a few weeks, or a few months but, contrary to what the media would like you to think, it doesn't happen in an instant.

Take, for example, the Redbull Stratos Jump which happened in October 2012. Even with the backing of a huge, multi-national, and extremely rich company, it was many, many years in the planning. There were so many things which had to be considered, pods, parachutes, and camera which had to be built. Felix Baumgartner, who made the jump, was training from the inception of the project.

You can do whatever you put your mind to. It'll take time, it'll take effort, it'll take blood, sweat and tears, but you can do it. Don't give up on your dreams. Just don't let the media rip them from under you.


  1. Well said. Thank you for your words of encouragement to those who are pursuing their dreams. You are one of those that has plucked a star from the sky. Congratulations! You are a great example of what hard work and perseverance can accomplish.

    1. Awww! Thank you, Teresa! Your words mean a lot to me. :) Hopefully others will follow their dreams, even when the world seems to be against them.

  2. The people who think it happens overnight and end up quitting too soon are just getting out of our way ;)