Have you ever heard of the TV show Inside the Box? What about the show Gilded Lilys?
Inside the Box and Gilded Lilys are two shows created and produced by Shondra Rhimes that were not picked up by ABC.
So before Shonda Rhimes saw the success of Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and How to Get Away with Murder, before Shonda Rhimes locked down Thursday nights on ABC, she saw the failure of Inside the Box and Gilded Lilys.
The point? It’s not how you start, but it’s how you finish. Even if you start at the bottom, you can still finish at the top. Even if you start low, you can still finish high. Even if you start slow, you can still finish strong. So keep grinding.