It’s not possible to be an overnight success, unless ignoring the steps that lead to that night.
“Patience is a virtue.”
Of course, patience without action is wishing. That’s not good either.
The ability to do great work, little by little, accumulating into something larger is what is meant.
It takes time to develop your work. It takes time for your work to spread. It takes time for your investments to pay off. It takes time for everyone to see the situation the same.