It’s like a broken record for successful people in midlife

Magic Bands packaging
Walt Disney faced bankruptcy as a young businessman


The recurring and popular theme is the same for most successful people reaching midlife.

  • They worked hard for a long time
  • Were tempted to quit more times than they could count
  • Managed meager earnings, at best, in the beginning.

Seth Godin’s post yesterday reminded me what we all forget – Seth wasn’t always successful.

This is the path.

The good news?

The longer we follow it, the more difficult it becomes to turn back.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.