The Snowball Effect


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Have you ever heard someone use the phrase, “this could snowball”?

What this phrase means is something could get bigger, increase or gain momentum.

One of the derivative Snowball Effects of realizing success from the pursuit of a dream, is subsequent success.

Success perpetuates more success.

And this is why pursuing a dream is so important. When you pursue a dream, there is a chance you might realize success. And this initial success almost always leads to other opportunities for even more and greater success.

Google snowballed. Once the herd took notice of Google, millions joined that herd. Google now owns more than 200 companies.

Facebook snowballed. From a few thousand users, Facebook has mushroomed into more than 1.3 billion users. Facebook now owns some other very well-known companies such as Whatsapp, Instagram and Oculus.

The Apple II’s initial success led to even more success thanks to the Mac, iPod, and the iPhone.

J.K. Rowling’s initial Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was a huge hit. Since then, more books followed, creating more success. Movies also followed. There are even Harry Potter amusement parks.

You create the opportunity for success when you pursue a dream. It’s hard work, it’s frustrating work and it’s fraught with risk, stress and can be physically and emotionally demanding. But, all you need is to succeed just once.

Thanks to the Snowball Effect, success snowballs, creating opportunities for more and even greater success.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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