Kicking Over the Ladder in Your Mind

“[P]eople a few rungs ‘below’ are looking up and thinking, ‘why is that asshole where I’m supposed to be?’” Lincoln Michel urges writers not to think of their careers as linear like a ladder but as heavily luck-based. Failure and success befall all writers. While it can get frustrating seeing peers succeed while you languish in obscurity, it would’ve been equally likely for you to have been the lucky one instead, perhaps in a field you never would’ve thought you’d succeed in. “Careers aren’t linear. They really truly aren’t.” Read full article here

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