“The possibilities are infinite when you start out with nothing!” – #Futurist Jim Carroll
A simple fact: when you have nothing, you still have the chance to have everything!
In many situations, low points define the highest points of opportunity for people. We’ve all been there at one point or another — hitting a point that is challenging, without a lot of hope, and which success seems elusive. Life is full of those ups and downs – it’s a part of the deal.
And yet, when you are at that point, you might have the chance to realize that it is at that very point that the opportunities in front of you are wide open, if only you commit!
I saw the genesis for this quote 2 days ago when going through my Twitter feed. A shoutout to the fellow who gave me the opportunity for the thinking behind it!
My own career path went down this road. In 1988, my company was merging; my future path was cut off; no one understood the potential of this ‘stupid’ thing that was to become the Internet was all about. I was told I should be like other people and follow a traditional career path.
And yet, I was convinced that something huge was about to happen with the marriage of technology and connectivity.
So I quit my job, left my career, and with the help of my wife, started doing my own thing. I wrote a bunch of books, hosted radio shows, had newspaper columns and other writing opportunities – and turned my obsession with technology into a wonderful career.
Today, I travel the world, advising people on how to take advantage of the next infinite possibilities that can come about.
On a personal level, it’s when you have nothing that you have the opportunity for everything. Many people, at some point in their life, can hit a point of emotional and spiritual collapse.
And yet if they focus and take the future but one day at a time, they have endless opportunity through renewal. They surround themselves with people who think like them – those who help them realize there is a pathway out, and a road less travelled that can help turn things around in a magical, wonderful, life-defining manner!