Recently, while at a speaking event, someone in the audience asked me the following question:
"Have you ever seen someone come close to breaking through but then not succeeding? What is the difference between those who make and those who don't?"
My knee-jerk response was: "Quitting. The difference between the ones who make and the ones who don't is quitting."
This is true — in a sense. If you quit before you reach your goal, you're not going to make it. You're never going to publish that book, launch that business, or quit that horrible job.
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But there are exceptions, those who have been tirelessly working at their side hustle for years. And still, no results. None to really speak of. This is frustrating, even unfair. I know, because I've been there. Maybe you have, too.
So what are we missing here?