When we say ‘the 1%’ and don’t add more words to provide context, a cluster of images rushes through at a rapid clip. What our mind’s eye sees is a subjective definition of success. Usually, that’s what we associate the 1% with, success.
If a mixture of talent, hard work, and persistence in fighting with internal struggles while growing as a person pertain to your reading taste, then Michael J Fox could easily be your role model of choice.
A friend of mine, let’s call him Jack, has an interesting relationship with reality. Jack, you see, believes in a care-free policy with regards to future expectations. Being young and not having yet entered more demanding roles in his life, no doubt, makes this to affect his current situation only by a razor.
Take a moment to reflect on contemporary society and you are likely to be amazed by almost every aspect of it. Myself though, what amazes me the most, is the number of opportunities available at practically every turn. In addition, I’d like to think that we live in a society that is growing heavy with opportunities of any kind. Opportunities, like never before, to develop professionally, financially, become a self-actualized individual.
If you tend to find inspiration in the loser-turned-winner narrative, then Tony Horton’s story will captivate you right away. A kid from Long Island, with low self-esteem, speech impediment and lousy at both sports and school, he transformed his life, overcome adversity, and inspired millions of people along the way.