Want to know a secret? Nobody really makes it on their own.
At some point, it all comes back to the relationships you make that open the right doors.
By way of example, consider the most influential technological mind in recent history: Steve Jobs.
It wasn’t Steve Jobs that landed his first job as a technician with Atari. It was Steve Wozniak, who designed a board for the video game Pong, which Steve Jobs then sold to Atari. Thinking he designed it, Atari hired Jobs as a technician.
It was also Wozniak that invented the Apple I computer, that cofounded the Apple company, and that designed the Apple II – one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputers.
In other words, without Wozniak, the foundation that led to Steve Jobs’ rise to power would never have taken shape.
In every success story, there is always at least one person whose influence opened a doorway through which that success was found.
Nobody really makes it on their own. We all need our Wozniaks.