At the Top of the Stairs You’ll Find the Elevator

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“All things are difficult before they are easy.” Thomas Fuller

The path towards success is like climbing a never ending flight of stairs. Each step, another obstacle to overcome. Each step, another mistake to learn from. Each step, another closed door opened.

Success is not for the meek. It requires a warrior mindset. When you have a warrior mindset, each one of the steps you must climb is an enemy you must defeat.

It takes years to get to the top of the stairs. Only the most persistent are able to make the climb. But once you get to the top, you’ll find an elevator waiting for you.

Things are always harder at first. The beginning is always a struggle. But, in time, things do get easier. You learn, you improve, you gain experience. Eventually you figure out what to do and what not to do.

You see evidence of this law at work all the time. Someone toils and grinds away at something for years, perfecting their craft. Then, someone in the media exposes their greatness to the world. Suddenly, they find themselves riding the elevator. And they become another overnight success story.

  • Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1975. Six years later, he managed to land a contract with IBM, who decided to use his operating system for their computers. It took another five years before Microsoft made enough money to go public in 1986, making him an overnight success worth $350 million.
  • Sam Walton was turned down over and over again by banks for desperately needed loans to grow his company. Eventually, a bank took a risk and loaned Walton the money to expand his company. Now it’s one of the largest corporations in the world. It seemed to happen overnight, but it didn’t.
  • Jesus Christ was unknown even 2,300 years after his death. In the year 300 AD, Christianity was adopted as the new religion of the Roman Empire and Jesus became an overnight success.
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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
 
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  1. Both of these can’t be true? Which is correct please?
    3% (6 out of 233) became wealthy between age 40 and 55
    16% (38 out of 233) became wealthy between age 46 and 50

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