You always hear a lot of celebrities that just seem to become and overnight success, but it's not exactly how it happened. Maybe the celebrity did small roles for years in movies that you loved, but you never knew it. The thing is that no one becomes an overnight success. Yes, you may wake up one day and feel that you have finally met your goal and feel like an overnight success. Sometimes you may even forget that you worked so hard for years because the success was so enlightening. The truth is that you can't become an overnight success. You can become a success, but it is going to take some time, energy and possibly money for you to meet your ultimate goals.
The first thing that you need to do is figure yourself out. You need to figure out who you are, and what it is that you want for your life. You need to then define yourself and understand the consequences of the change. For example, a lot of people wish to go on a reality TV show and then become a big star, but there are consequences that you may not think about. You may not think about the way that it is going to affect you emotionally and mentally. You need to sit yourself down and figure out what it is that you are good at and would like to work at and become successful over. You will also need to consider that there are many skills that you are going to have to build on. Even rock stars and singers need dance classes and vocal lessons. You may need to get yourself enrolled in some classes to help perfect your skills and educate yourself.
Before you start signing up for classes, you need to set your goals. Of course, the classes will help you to meet your goals, but you need to start with a sense of direction. For those who go to college straight out high school, they tend to take a lot of general classes because they need to take some time to transform and define themselves. Maybe after the second year there is a goal in mind and a major/direction claimed. This is the way that you should approach all your goals. Have a general sense of direction and then see where it takes you. People change their mind all the time and you may change your goals every now, but you are still working on being some sort of success.
Once you have defined your goals you will then need to set some markers so that you can track your success. You will find that if you write a plan to the goal you will be able to see how far you have come and have far you have to go to find success. You will also need to keep in mind that every milestone that you pass is some sort of success and you should reward yourself. If your goal is to lose weight, then for every ten pounds you get rid of, you could always indulge yourself in one thing that you love. This will keep you motivated and on your path.
As to becoming an overnight success or feeling like an overnight success, it is a change of mindset. It is where you finally realize that you have worked so hard, come so far, and that you have noticed a definite change. You need to consider the fact that change does not dramatically happen overnight. You need to consider that there are many things that you will need to do in order to find success and there are many hardships that you will have to overcome. However, in the end, you will feel, one day, like you have just won an amazing award. The feeling is often like you are an overnight success, but in your heart you know differently.