Part of what makes big, powerful change so daunting is that it often requires a new foundation, starting from the ground up.
Think of your career like a building. Sure, you could toss up a structure in the quickest way possible, but the work may be shoddy and the walls unsteady, and when a storm came, it may not be as stable as you’d like.
To create lasting change requires patience and dedication. Day by day. Stone by stone. And there’s no better time than the present to lay the groundwork for your future.
As the Chinese proverb goes:
The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.
It may not be fast. It may not be easy. But it will be worth it.