Success takes a long time. In my Rich Habits study it took an average of 32 years for most millionaires to build their wealth. The longer it takes for you to build your success foundation the deeper and more solid your foundation will be. Your level of success in life is directly correlated to the depth of your foundation. The deeper and stronger your foundation the more success you will realize in life. This is why those who experience success quickly and early in life see that same success evaporate just as quickly. The more time you devote to building your foundation for success, the more sustained will your success be.
Building that foundation requires that you continuously grow and change as an individual. The more you invest in your growth (i.e. reading to learn every day), the more you change and the greater your growth. The least valuable thing that millionaires have is money. The most important thing they have is who they became (knowledge, skill and the number of power relationships they forged in life) that enabled them to accumulate that money.