Five years ago, John Gorman was homeless at the ripe old age of 30. He pens a rather dark story of his experiences in an article for Personal Growth at Medium.com, and in doing so, exposes the Overnight Success Myth.
Luis E. Romero’s 2016 article for Forbes explains the Overnight Success Myth this way: “…there is usually a story of hard work, creativity, genius and good opportunities behind such stories.”
In his book, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, Eric Barker cites the success of those who seemingly make it to the top via unconventional routes or an ‘unfiltered path’ to success this way: “They do unexpected things, have different backgrounds, and are often unpredictable. Yet they bring change and make a difference.” [Read more…]