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Impatience: The Pitfall Of Every Ambitious Person - Darius Foroux

Overnight success doesn’t exist

Big splashes don’t happen. We have to remind ourselves of that whenever we’re impatient. 

When you’re trying to achieve your goals, improve yourself, and live a better life, there are moments you want to speed things up. It happens to every ambitious person. People who never do anything with their lives don’t suffer from this. 

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