In a time where sensations are bred overnight, where fame is bestowed upon anyone with an unrelenting online presence and accomplishments are measured by Youtube views and ReTweets, let’s not forget that true success can only be assessed through the perspective of time. Hype and hysteria are fleeting - by their very definitions, manufactured by marketing and packaging. Impact and influence, on the other hand, are substantiated by longevity, immutability, and persistence.
Life is a marathon. The fast to rise are fast to demise. But if you’re in this game to make a difference, you think 10 steps ahead, 10 years ahead, and you build your foundation accordingly. Be wary of the fast track because you’ll finish the race quicker. Take the long road, enjoy the scenery, and if all goes well, the ride will never end.