The Non-Linear Path to Success


Today has the potential to be one of those days that changes my life forever. For that matter so does every single day of most of our lives.  It’s just a matter of what we decide to do with our time. We don’t often seen the fruits of our labor until we we water the seeds of accomplishment for an extended period of time. Where people go wrong is when they stop watering those seeds. They give up because they’re attached to outcomes and don’t see results as early as they had hoped.

Success Isn’t Linear

Most of us have a plan for success but as you probably know by now, sometimes life doesn’t go according to plan. In fact success in any endeavor is usually not a linear path.

Hence they use a strategy on Qprofit System that helps to maximize the returns on the intraday investments. You need to know how these indicators work and how it affects your trade strategy.

The intraday traders face a lot of risks that comes with investing in the stock market. There are many factors that could affect their profits.

It involves some ups and downs and the willingness to veer off the beaten path and take the scenic route.  The traditional view of how people become successful looks something like this:

  • Go to a good school
  • Get a good job
  • Do well
  • Get promoted
  • Go back to school
  • Get a better job
  • Get promoted until you’re at the top

Sounds like a nice and simple plan doesn’t it? It rarely goes that way for anybody who has done something of significance.  But somehow we’re convinced that forcing square pegs into round holes is how we succeed. Unfortunately there are going to be circumstances that are simply out of your control that will force you to alter your plans. There’s no question that to make progress in life you’re going to have to be flexible. You can’t exactly walk in a straight line when it might require one turn in a different direction in order to get to your destination. However, there are multiple paths to any destination and making too many plans is what limits possibility during our journey. Flexibility isn’t about compromising your core values or giving into somebody else’s demands. It’s about the willingness to try something different when what you’re doing is not working.

How the Dots Connect

In his famous Stanford commencement speech Steve Jobs said “you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.” The events that have transpired over the last couple of years, months and weeks, even though a perpetual roller coaster ride have finally seemed to connect and today I want to share that story with you.  It all really started with my first wave

If my friends had stayed in Brazil as planned I may have never caught that first wave.

If I had received an offer from my summer internship at Intuit, I wouldn’t have been unemployed for 9 months after graduation from business school.

If I hadn’t been unemployed after graduation,  I wouldn’t have started The Skool of Life or spent that time surfing for 6 hours a day for 8 months straight.

If I hadn’t started the Skool of Life, I wouldn’t have started that weekly series called Interviews with Up an Coming Bloggers

If I hadn’t started Interviews with Up and coming Bloggers I wouldn’t have met Sid Savara.

If I hadn’t met Sid, I wouldn’t have had the foresight to create BlogcastFM

If I hadn’t developed the network and connections I had from BlogcastFM, I wouldn’t have been able to staff the Flightster blog the way I did.

If it hadn’t been for my work on the Flightster blog,  I wouldn’t have had my first speaking gig on the art of digital storytelling.

If my hours at Flightster hadn’t been cut, I wouldn’t have moved to Costa Rica, (which wouldn’t have happen without that first wave)

If I hadn’t moved to Costa Rica I wouldn’t have met our first sponsor for BlogcastFM.

If I hadn’t  lost my job and have our sponsor unable to continue our agreement,  I wouldn’t have started the pursuit of another sponsor.

If I hadn’t started the pursuit of another sponsor, I wouldn’t be able to share the following news with you today.

As of a few weeks ago,  BlogcastFM signed a new sponsorship agreement with our new sponsor and strategic partner Livefyre.   Listen to my interview on BlogcastFM today with Livefyre CEO Jordan Kretchmer to learn how you can win a Kindle Fire.

So all I can say is that even when it seems like your life isn’t going according to plan, maybe it’s just nature taking its course and you just have to keep that in perspective.