Conventional wisdom says: “You can’t fit a square peg in a round hole!”
The implication is that you’ve gotta find a square hole for your square peg, otherwise you’re wasting your time and energy.
Then, there are those gurus who suggest that before you start climbing the ladder to success, you should first check to be sure it’s leaning against the right wall.
My Father Harrison Owen says: “Nothing of real significance ever happened according to the plan!”
Yogi Berra said: “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.”
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
I think they’re all brilliantly correct!
These days. the odds of anyone finding the perfect square hole for their square peg are minuscule.
We are not in a cookie cutter world, and heck . . . do ANY of the “rules” still apply when it comes to achieving success?
What are those insanely successful people doing that is so different?
They are not in a world of pegs and holes . . . They are in a world of gaps and relationships.
Instead of attaching to peg and seeking the perfect hole, they’re looking for (at) the gaps in what’s out there . . . Information, technology, Service, Pricing, Marketing . . . Where are the voids?
Once identified . . . These very smart people seek relationships to leverage themselves such that they can fill these gaps in whatever form the gap requires.
This is multi-dimensional thinking . . . sometimes known as “Creativity”
and it only works when the right PEOPLE who share passion for filling the gap come together and form a TEAM.
So . . . Wanna find success?
Quit looking for another “job” . . . Start identifying gaps . . . and spend 2/3 of every working day being present with PEOPLE.