Einstein spent most of 1901 juggling temporary teaching assignments and tutoring. He couldn’t get a teaching job, so he worked at a patent office and did physics as, what we would call today, his “side hustle”.
Franklin started as an apprentice to his tyrannical brother. He literally ran away from home with a pocket of coins to start a new life in Philadelphia.
Lincoln grew up in the backwoods with illiterate parents. Working farms, boats, and railroads before getting into law.
Francis Ngannou worked in sand mines in Cameroon, then started his fighting career while still homeless in Paris.
A reminder, from different angles, that it’s not about how you start but how you finish. You can do this.
The journey is the destination.
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