Why 'Overnight Success' Is A Myth

September 8, 2014 4:28 PM

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The road to success is a marathon, not a sprint -- but it doesn't always seem that way. In our age of instant gratification, Internet fame and "accidental" billion-dollar start-ups, it's easy to think of success as more of a product of luck than hard work and determination.

Blogger Darlena Cuhna knows just how illusory the idea of "overnight success" can be. The writer and mother of twins got her 15 minutes of fame when her Washington Post essay about driving her husband's luxury car to pick up food stamps went viral this July, and quickly became The Post's most popula...

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