No Universal Path to Success (Quote by John Arnold)

No Universal Path to Success (Quote by John Arnold)
Walking in the Light (pastel) by Polly Castor

Walking in the Light (pastel) by Polly Castor

“The unfortunate truth is that advice is almost always driven by anecdotal experience, and thus has limited value and relevance. Read a sampling of college commencement addresses, and you quickly realize each story is unique. For every entrepreneur who thrives by resolutely working on a singular idea for many years, there is another who pivoted widely. For every successful individual who designed a master plan in life, there is another who was deliberately spontaneous. Ignore advice, especially early in one’s career. There is no universal path to success.”

by John Arnold (in Tribe of Mentors)

My Childhood in Nature (pastel) by Polly Castor

My Childhood in Nature (pastel) by Polly Castor

 

Topstone Road (pastel) by Polly Castor

Topstone Road (pastel) by Polly Castor

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

2 Comments

  1. lynn 4 weeks ago

    I love these pastels! Thank you!

  2. Gillian Smith 4 weeks ago

    Beautiful pastels Polly – and what came to mind is a verse from The Bible in Job (28:7) There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture’s eye hath not seen:
    Gratefully, as ever.

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