The dictionary will say something like, “steadily moving at a consistent basis for a long period of time.” If someone asked me how entrepreneurs become successful, I would say their success comes to them gradually. I will keep on saying that the success of entrepreneurs comes gradually.
For the lucky few, being successful takes less than 3 years. Most of us will have to wait 5-15 years depending on how much work we do for our business. Do not take this as a sign of discouragement. Entrepreneurs who continue with their businesses eventually find themselves becoming millionaires, and in some cases, billionaires.
When things are going really good for a week or really bad, we need to remind ourselves of the definition of the word gradually. Entrepreneur’s businesses steadily move at a consistent basis for a long period of time. We can jumpstart our businesses and make the process faster, or we can wait for the riches to come and end up waiting for a life time.