An Overnight Success DOESN’T Take ๐Ÿ”Ÿ Years! It Takes Numbers Instead

“With time things will get better.”

How many of us have heard that before?

Of course, almost all of us.

But how true is that? Is it really true that things get better with time?

I thought things get better with time… but I was wrong.

Maybe you thought so too.

Well, we are both wrong. Even if everyone thinks so it doesn’t still mean it’s true.

Why do I say so?

For the past 6 years, I have been a pianist. I started playing in 2013.

There’s also a friend of mine who started playing in 2016.

Who do you think should be better?

Yes, it’s supposed to be me. If all things being equal.

But has all things ever been equal?

Now he’s about 10 times better than I’m on piano.

That’s interesting.

Here’s the simple thing that caused that:

He learned how to maximize the unfair advantage of success.

In case you didn’t know before, there are two advantages to success.

One is fair the other is unfair.

What makes it fair or unfair is if it can be influenced.

Time is a fair advantage. You can’t influence it. You can’t make it longer than 24 hours.

But there’s an unfair advantage of numbers. You can influence this.

You can influence how many times you practice in a day. You can influence how many songs and notes and chords you practice in a day. You can influence how many music lessons you take in a year.

That you can determine and influence.

That’s the unfair advantage of numbers.

So if you measure success in time, you’ll be wrong. The best metric of success is not time; it’s number.

For young writers, the best among you will not be the one who’s been there a long time but the one who has written the most.

Indeed, success in whatever endeavor is a numbers game. Not time. But numbers.


everyone has been given two advantages to be successful.

One is fair the other is unfair.

But choose this day where your efforts and focus will be.

For me, I choose the unfair advantage of numbers.

I will write 3 drafts today and polish them later and publish them when I deem it fit.

What about you?

How would you maximize your advantages?

Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks so much for reading and letting me know what you aim to do with your advantages today.

Feel free to let me know how helpful this post was to you. It helps me know how I’m doing. And how much value you derive from them.



  1. This motivated me because youโ€™re right we canโ€™t be so dependent on time- we also need to do the work using maximum effort. I hate the numbers game but thatโ€™s the reality ๐Ÿ’ž

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    1. Really?
      Good to know you
      quite understand it.

      Me too, I had to
      struggle with numbers
      at some points in my

      But when I discover i
      was getting very relax
      and not able to measure
      my ๐Ÿ“ˆ progress, I swapped one for the

      I think im doing better
      now, honest.

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  2. Nice share Joshua. This is so true. We have to use time wisely in a way that time makes things better. Time alone canโ€™t bring that achievement to our lives, time alone canโ€™t make things better, our efforts matter a lot. The desire we have, willingness we have and the efforts we make, all these things will ultimately decide how well and how fast we reach success!

    Have a nice day ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. And Josie, if there are some tips on how to become more resourceful, pls share with us.

      Or a link ๐Ÿ”— to it if you have already written something on it.

      #thanks so mach for
      adding your perspective and weighing in dearie…
      Much much love ๐Ÿ’•

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      1. I will if I have any such tips. For now, I believe that one can be resourceful depending on what life experiences one had encountered prior. This becomes the first learning point. As they say,experience is the best teacher. From here, we get new ideas and think outside the box to think how to get the end result we wanted.

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      2. Awesome!
        I see what you actually
        meant by RESOURCEFULNESS.

        Yeah. I completely agree with you, Josie.

        Though you don’t consider it a tip, I really think this is a strong tip ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜

        Thanks much

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