Why Overnight Success Takes Years To Achieve : There is a myth in our society that you either make it, or you don’t, that you’re either a huge success or not, that the whole thing is down to a little bit of talent and a lot of luck. This simply could not be further from the truth. What there is no such thing as, it turns out, are overnight success stories. People do not just go from zero to hero in the blink of an eye. To make it in any industry, it’s no secret; it’s just plain hard work and sacrifice.