All glory comes from daring to begin. – Eugene F. Ware
Of late, I have been really enjoying the “My Big Break” series from NPR. The high-stakes storytelling of a life-making moment is compelling; uncovering for the listener a time in the life of someone fairly well-known that essentially opened a door to the path to success and/or achievement.
What’s striking is that for a series called “My Big Break”, it could have easily been called “My Big Choice.” Echoing through each of these stories is a decision point. All the stories outline a time and place where they were presented or perceived an opportunity that they could either seize or turn away. In all of these stories, our protagonist seizes the opportunity, and the outcome is transformational.