In his autobiography, Steve Martin writes,

“I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four years were spent in wild success. I was seeking comic originality, and fame fell on me as a byproduct. The course was more plodding than heroic.”

In this microwave, high-speed broadband, instant gratification era, we forget that greatness takes time.

Years of learning.

Years of refining.

And then grabbing the opportunity with both hands when it eventually comes.

So take the plodding course.

Be patient.

Be persistent.

Keep working on your craft.

Never give up.