That introduction you need.
The opportunity you crave for.
The breakthrough in what you’re trying to build…relationship / career / capital
If you notice, as soon as you get that one thing, everything just doesn’t change?
In fact, the only thing that changes is that you realize that you don’t need that one thing as much as you thought you did.
Most likely, that meeting, or that interview or this review won’t materially change things overnight.
Companies which raise hundreds of millions of dollars don’t seem to have an effortless time in changing user behavior, and well connected professionals still have trouble selling that new concept.
It turns out that nothing will change everything for the better. It works better to focus on each step instead of being distracted by a promised secret exit.
Sooner or later, the ones who told you that this isn’t the way it’s done, the ones who found time to sneer, they will find someone else to hassle.
Sooner or later, they stop pointing out how much shortcomings you’ve got, how you’re not entitled to make a new thing, how you will certainly come to regret your choices.
Sooner or later, your work speaks for itself.
Outlasting the critics feels like it will take a very long time, but if you’re more patient than they are……