If you’re at all like me, you are constantly observing people around you (especially those who you admire), and you’re always wondering what makes them tick. Success is everywhere, and it’s made up of so many different factors that it’s nearly impossible to create a sure-fire path to success. Luck, determination, intelligence, and subject matter all play an important role, and the importance of each individual factor varies from person to person and situation to situation.
One thing I noticed that seems to be present in many examples of success (in particular, with internet entrepreneurs), is that their success was born out of some kind of chaotic situation: they were laid off from work (or fired), they were faced with unexpected, life-changing events (new child, death in the family, etc.), or were otherwise up against extreme conditions or several instances of failure. In these examples of success, the individual in the “chaotic situation” emerged from it stronger and better equipped for success.
An examination of this seemingly common trait brings me to this question – Can “forced chaos” lead to success?