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The Zigzag Principle by Rich Christiansen

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NINEAvoiding the All-or-Nothing Trap

I grew up in a rural community. My father was completely blind. I am the oldest of four sons, and as long as I can remember I have had entrepreneurial desires. Despite some lofty ambitions, I was never any kind of a stand-out kid. I was one of those boys who was often overlooked, and I spent a lot of time hoping I wasn’t the last kid picked on the basketball team. Nonetheless, I had this incredible and deep desire to do something of significance with my life.

I remember when I was 18 years old and just finishing up high school; I wrote down some personal goals. I had always been goal-oriented, and my mother ...

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