“The first thing to do is quit the belief that our lives go straight.”

Bruce Feiler, American writer and television personality

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Over the past weekend, I took several hours to watch a variety of documentaries. Each film included fascinating people who vividly demonstrated their assent to various remarkable achievements. None of their paths were even close to a straight line.

For me, it was actually the ups and down, zigs and zags, twists and turns that made their stories so engaging.

Where are things in your life not going exactly according to plan? Where are you facing detours and road blocks to your intended goals?


Consider watching the Netflix 2020 film The Alpinist to examine the path taken by Marc-Andre Leclerc.

How can you embrace and take your own unique routes to the top of your own personal and professional summits?