We see many successful people whom we tauted overnight successes. We forget about the foundational build-up materials they have invested that lead to their success when the time is right.
We only see a catchy music hit the Billboard chart, but we don't see the unheard of countless songs the musician has produced.
We only see our colleague got promoted after solving a high profile case, but we don't see the rigorous work he has done to earn the company's trust.
All success comes from tons of little hard work that seed momentum to propel massive success.