No One Likes The Idea Of Starting From The Bottom

To have to start from zero, without anything to your name, the slow uphill climb seeming almost unbearable at times.

You might feel disadvantaged, just starting out in your pursuits or recovering from a setback, however, starting from the bottom offers its own unique set of advantages. Advantages that many of the most successful people attribute to being the main factors of their success.

Rarely, if ever, do you hear someone who is in a wildly successful state that their formal education or personal connections to funding early on were what made them successful.

No one can argue that these things make a difference. But at the end of the day, when asked what were those qualities and advantages that really made the difference, what really allowed them to realize success, it’s all those things you cultivate when you’re in the furnace– without money or resources…only that deep burning fire and the skills you developed while you persevered through the tough times.

Clearly, these skills and the degree to which you have or develop them is different for everyone. But these are some of the incredible skills and advantages I’ve found starting from the bottom gives us:

1. An unstoppable hunger

Everyone I’ve ever known who has grown up more privileged (this doesn’t have to be money, it can mean connections in the profession they decide to enter later on in life) didn’t have the same hunger to accomplish their goals as someone that started from the bottom.

This isn’t to say that anything, in particular, is required to realize success or that someone else is more entitled to success because they suffered more. Everyone should have the same chance to fulfill their dreams.

However, I know how hard you need to work and how much you need to be willing to sacrifice to really make your dreams happen. The truth is, you’re just very unlikely to be successful unless you have a pure-burning, unstoppable hunger that tends to only come from the adversity you experience when starting from the bottom.





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