There can be years of decisions, learning, analysis, thought and effort to become an “overnight success”.
Rovio spent eight years and almost went bankrupt before finally creating their massive hit Angry Birds. It was their 52nd game they had created. Pinterest is one of the fastest growing websites in history, but struggled for a long time. Pinterest’s CEO recently said that they had “catastrophically small numbers” in their first year after launch, and that if he had listened to popular startup advice he probably would have quit.