If you’re like me, you don’t want to wait. Especially when it comes to going into a new direction, it can look like others make it without any significant effort.

Two things:

  1. What you see is not all there is. You don’t get to see (and have to see) the countless hours of research, the sleepless nights, the work that has been thrown away, to get where someone is. Related: don’t underestimate the power of investing in your network. If you’re doing something new, the bigger the group of people you know, the easier you’ll have your first audience.
  2. Slow is good when you’re in a transition. I hate slow, but a slow(er) transition helps you to adjust to the new things you’re dealing with. With slow I mean just a little faster than you think you can deal with. You get the point. It takes a long time to grow a big tree that can survive for a long time, because it has to keep up in width to support the height.