Are we secretly doing the long hard work before anyone knows? be patient and remain quiet… this will only take a lifetime Are we secretly doing the long, hard work before anyone knows? You know, on our greatest idea. Laboring in the darkness, the deafening quiet. That’s really what the essence of, “there’s no such thing as an overnight success” means. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.