The path doesn’t matter

The path doesn’t matter; what matters is that you’re seeking your own definition of success, and willing to recognize and stop when the current path isn’t right.

 Jason Cohen
asmartbear.com 

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Pretty Abraham-esque, if you ask me.  And pretty unusual to read on a business/entrepreneur/startup- focused blog.  You can read the specific blog post here, if you’re so inclined:  http://blog.asmartbear.com/startup-roulette-infinite-bankroll.html

In the interest of full disclosure, when this little nugget is also talking about PATH, well…  how could I not use this as inspiration?

In his post, Jason talks about using a system to win at roulette.  You can use it in one of two ways.  Either one will work.  One has a smaller payoff, but has much better odds (you win sooner) and doesn’t require a lot of money to win.  The other pays a LOT more money when you win, but because the odds are much higher, it could require a really big wallet to hold you until you do.

What’s important here is the parallel to what Abraham preaches; it doesn’t matter what path you take in life.  They all have the potential to pay off.  Here’s the full transcript of the relevant part of Jason’s post:

“The trick is to realize that your Roulette game is your entire life, not your current startup, not your current idea. This idea can fail; then you have another idea. That one was good but execution wasn’t there; then you find a co-founder for another concept. That turned into a consulting company, but in consulting you found the intersection of need with budget and spin out another company. Or you go work for another startup who’s latched onto something and get experience and a small exit for yourself which funds the next one.

The path doesn’t matter; what matters is that you’re seeking your own definition of success, and willing to recognize and stop when the current path isn’t right.

The only thing that actually kills you is willful blindness…”

He’s mixing business lessons with life lessons a little bit at this point.  His ‘willful blindness’ reference is specifically business-related, but I’ll give you the Law of Attraction spin…

Spiritual growth takes a little work.  It also requires the willingness to admit when something isn’t working – when some thought process isn’t producing a desired result.  In other words, one has to be willing to admit to being wrong.

Ironically, it seems to me that we’re ALL wrong most of the time.  If we were actually RIGHT most of the time, we’d all be living much more fulfilling lives.

So, to progress, we need to be willing to recognize when the way we think isn’t benefiting us the way we want, accept that we’re wrong and change that path.  Spin that roulette wheel again.

——Tim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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