As the saying goes “more haste, less speed”, haste never helps, instead it makes waste. There are two kinds of goals in our life: short-term and long-term goals. I used to chase short-term goals, wanting things to be done quickly, however, the results tended to turn out just the opposite of what I wish.
Short-term goals are those that usually deal with current activities, which we can apply on a daily basis, while long-term goals related to our dreams of the future, which need a process of pursuing. Without accumulation of knowledge, we can’t achieve this lifelong goal or grasp the good chance.
An early success may be dangerous, it is said that young people with fame and recognition tend to get lost because they are not sober enough to resist the temptation. But through many setbacks and failures, people can become tougher and more persistent so that he/she wouldn't get frustrated easily in later time or even get prepared to confront another setback.
In short, only in the process of pursuing long term, realistic goals can knowledge be accumulated, thus leading to success.
In our daily life, we admire those who become famous at a young age and hope that the same thing will happen to us. The success is more and more important accompanying the competition is more and more severe; therefore youngsters take on so much pressure in the society.
However, an important fact has been neglected: talent and good chance are the main factors for an early success. Most young people are not geniuses, so young people should be encouraged to pursue long term, realistic goals rather than seek immediate fame and recognition. As an old saying goes “haste makes waste”.
Thinking from another side, success for one person is not always success for another. Every person who is successful, in the past, has had an inner drive that sustained him or her through the tough times of his or her life's work. Success will come to those who will forge out in life with an optimistic viewpoint, doing what they were created to do, and enjoying the fruit of their labor.
In a word, everyone has its own advantage in some special field. What we have to do is updating our knowledge and exploiting our idea, bringing it into effect. Now, go out and do it.