We have all heard the story or seen the sound bites of those who are heralded as overnight successes. These are terms created by the media to bring attention to something they have only just discovered. The truth is that individual, that small business or that corporation has been tirelessly working toward that landmark success for years.
In order to achieve something first you have to see it, dream it and have believe for it. Then comes action, the decided choice to implement a plan to bring the vision into reality. This is a process, a "one foot in front of the other" process. This is where many falter, lose hope and even quit. The vision may become blurry, the step by step process may turn into a winding road and the dream dies. The "overnight successes" encounter these same periods of doubt and confusion. The difference? They never let go of the dream. They never let the dream die. They never let obstacles stop them but instead use those obstacles as a means to improve the vision and process. They also accept the fact that the dream will take on a life of it's own and the vision will grow, change shape and evolve...and if we let it....become something greater than we envisioned in the first place.
No matter what it looks like today, no matter how long it takes, things change. New jobs, new dwelling places, new relationships, new circumstances all come into our lives....and we wake up one day and realize that it happened overnight. IF we don't stop, we keep working, we keep trying and we keep the dream alive.
These chairs had been well loved and used by the previous owners. The process of restoring them, tightening them up and even fixing broken places took time. It was sometimes tedious to address all the details that needed attention in order to make them beautiful again. When everything came together, the repair, the stain, the fabric, all of a sudden the chairs were gorgeous! Don't you agree? Never give up!