One characteristic of self-made millionaires is their ability to focus on one thing for a very long period of time. It may be five years, ten years or twenty years. That’s a long time. It requires a long time to succeed. Unfortunately, for most, when something does not immediately pay off, they move on to the next bright shiny object. No one who is successful succeeds by quitting.
If you are struggling in realizing success in your life, let me ask you this: have you stuck to pursuing success on one specific thing for more than five years? If not, that is probably why you are not achieving success in life. Most individuals shift their focus to something else when things get hard. Unsuccessful people perpetually chase something new because the thing they were previously pursuing did not immediately pay off, was too hard or was just taking far longer than they expected.
Success can take a long time. Those who succeed never quit. They devote themselves to something and stick with it for a long time. How long? Until they succeed. Never quit. Never give up on a dream. Those who do quit, well, they’re known as failures. Stop chasing every new idea that comes along and stick to one thing until you achieve success or die trying. Persistence is a trademark found in all self-made millionaires.