Life is a Choose Your Own Adventure Book – Part 2

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It is not the brightest who succeed… Nor is success simply the sum of the decisions and efforts we make on our own behalf. It is, rather, a gift. Outliers are those who have been given opportunities — and who have had the strength and presence of mind to seize them.” – Malcom Gladwell, Outliers

Many think that successful people only got where they are because they were lucky or because of who they knew, but that’s an oversimplification of circumstances. Successful people built a foundation through preparation, so that when opportunities presented themselves they were ready to take advantage of them. Continue reading Life is a Choose Your Own Adventure Book – Part 2

Life is a Choose Your Own Adventure Book

If you’re old like me, you remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. And if you’re like me, you cheated until you found the right ending that didn’t end with you getting crushed by a bolder or captured by pirates.

NOTE: If you searched for the path that ended in you being impaled on a punji stick, you’re sick and should seek professional help immediately.

Having read tons of these books, I feel fully qualified to establish a profound connection between a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book and life.

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Whenever you first think of starting something, whether it be a new project, a diet or even a blog, why is it so blasted hard?

If you’re like me you struggle with the question, “what if I fail?” Sometimes the idea of failing is stronger than the idea of never starting at all.

This blog post is dedicated to failure. So much so that I’m not even going to proofread this post. Grammar psychos beware. But guess what? I don’t care.

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