Everything takes time to grow: children, puppies, kittens, tomatoes, carrots, and yes, even businesses. Comics too! So often, we see “overnight successes” and we don’t realize how long something took to actually get there.
But gardens do not grow by the gardener going out every day, yanking the plant out of the ground and pulling on the roots to make them longer. Nor can you tug on the stems to make them stretch. You can’t grow a tree overnight. It takes time. All you can do is tend, and water, and nurture. The same is true of a business or a career or a new life. Just as you can’t turn a plane around in mid-air without making a wide arc, nothing just pops up overnight.
Unless you’re a tulip who wants winter to be over long before it is.