This is applicable to Hearts and their campaign to get back into the Scottish Premier League at the first attempt after last season's relegation.
That particular event was another that had many saying: "Just get it over with".
Hearts fans from about October 2013 onwards were just hoping for the calendar to fast forward to the end of that season as quickly as possible.
In administration, a 15 point deduction and having to play with a squad of kids, for Jambos it was a time when they just wanted fitba to go away.
Jackson pulled it off and his efforts could well be argued as having been just as valuable as every goal that legendary striker John Robertson scored for Hearts.
Fast forward to today and Hearts fans are back in the position that they have long wanted to take for granted again - being fully concerned about what happens on the pitch.
While everyone acclaims what owner Ann Budge and the Foundation of Hearts group have done in fronting up the means for the club to carry on ticking over, Jackson - who has gone back to anonymity - should be invited to the occasion when Hearts are presented with the second tier trophy.
That this ceremony is going to happen, there can be no doubt. The recent win at Raith put them a step closer towards it and with Hibs and Rangers lagging so far behind, this coronation is inevitable.
The club is back in rude health - a far cry from the rotting carcass that Jackson found in the summer of 2013.
Many who watched this at the time no doubt had an immediate sense of defiance shoot through the veins of "we'll do whatever it takes to keep Hearts going".
But they also had their insides churning like a gerbil on speed going hell for leather on his wheel.
Jackson later admitted that getting Hearts out of administration was the hardest assignment of his career. Given the myre he had to wade through at Portsmouth, that said it all.
Because of how Vladimir Romanov had split the assets of the club between the UKIO and UBIG groups and not to mention the complexities of the Lithuanian financial system, Jackson had his work cut out.
Lest we forget other factors such as disgraced former Livingston owner, Angelo Massone, performing his snake oil salesman routine in order to seize the club for himself.
Not to mention vindictive Hibs fans writing letters and emailing those in Lithuania to try and derail the process of Hearts securing an agreement with their creditors.
Jackson negotiated his way past such obstacles with the skill and grace that John Colquhoun would show in Edinburgh derbies when sticking the hapless Hibs left-back Joe Tortolano in his back pocket.
When the news came about that Hearts had come out of administration, there was no hoisting of Jackson aloft to be carried around the Tynecastle pitch to receive the thanks of a grateful support.
Instead, he simply handed over the keys to Ann Budge and headed back to his office to await his next assignment.
When the Championship trophy is presented the players will receive the plaudits.
But it is only fitting that Jackson be handed the silverware along with club captain Danny Wilson.
He deserves it.