The Myth of The Overnight Success

The myth of the “overnight success’ is  dangerous by-product of our  texting, microwave, and 24 hour news cycle world that provides instant, constant, and excessive feedback, hype, and results.
 Such instant gratification and interaction keeps us in a perpetual state of wanting more, wanting it now, and believing that …when we dont get what we want… NOW…something is WRONG!
The truth, however, is for 99% of people in this world, true success towards a worthwhile goal is ONLY achieved through sustained and focused work, constant sacrifice, and profound faith.  See the road towards “overnight success” is paved with ups and downs, setbacks, and disappoints. So you must be willing to put in the work, sacrifice, and focus that is required.
 Damario Solomon-Simmons, M.E.d., J.D., is the managing partner of SolomonSimmonSharrock & Associates law firm and an adjunct professor of African & African-American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He regularly writes and lectures on issues of race, sports, and social justice. His life’s mission is to inform, inspire, and empower and can be contacted at or