There is, of course, no big break.
At least in the sense that most people are talking about.
Sure you can have a breakthrough when a post goes viral – but that usually only lasts a short time.
One can go from part-time to full-time in their dream job – but that is always after mountains of work.
And many athletes finally “arrive” in the NFL – after playing football since the age of 6.
Heck, even Mozart took 10 years to discover talent is overrated.
Prodigy is a myth and the big finally made it break is a myth.
It’s mostly just a bunch of work.
We love to praise the “Big Break,” that wonderful moment when the stars align and serendipity visits you, making you an instant success. We wait for such moments, even long for them. But here’s the truth: the Big Break is a myth.
-Jeff Goins, Real Artists Don’t Starve