In reading article after article about success and how to obtain it, I am more and more drawn to the conclusion that success is:
1. Not as allusive as many would have you think.
2. Not as easy to obtain as many would have you think.
3. The product of one’s unabated imagination and willingness to actually think for themselves.
The real key (as I see it) is to learn to be a free thinker. This simply means to consider all the possibilities for success and then work through the process of eliminating the ones that don’t fit with your desires for life. Once you have eliminated the “can’t do” or “won’t do” ideas, you will be left with ideas that are possible and palatable for your success.
Thinking through these ideas will lead you to the ones that you can hang your success on. Then it is a matter of working those ideas with passion and resolve, starting where you can and working with what you have until you can have/do more.
Think where Apple would be (or Microsoft, Google, or Intel for that matter) if they were not filled with people who thought of the possibilities and then moved to act on them. Many of the most beneficial advances in technology may have never happened. Free thinkers change the world and bring success to business ventures.
Are you a free thinker?