Do you sometimes feel lost in life?
Like every time youâ€™reÂ turning a new corner, beginning a new chapter, you find out itâ€™s still not what you were looking for?
Are you afraid you might never be successful, because your life and career feel like a maze?
Donâ€™t be! Let this infographic from Funders and FoundersÂ show you that itâ€™s okay to take an indirect path to success.
In 2011, German game developer, Andreas Illiger, released a mini game on the iTunes App Store, called Tiny Wings.
The game was fun, upbeatÂ and apparently so addictive that it dominated the App Store charts for months. At $0.99 it generated over 10 million downloads to date, making the 20-somethingÂ developerÂ a millionaire.
If youâ€™re like me, hearingÂ these kinds of stories will make you feel bad about yourself, just because you wonder: â€œWhy do I feel so lost?â€
Well, guess who else felt a little lost once?
Cuban is the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, so itâ€™s hard to believe that at 25 years old, he was working as a bartender, housingÂ in a 3 bedroom apartment with 5 friends, living offÂ beer and happy hour food with all his clothes in one big pile on the floor.
Luckily, Anna Vital from Funders and Founders has compiled his and 11 other stories into this one, beautiful infographic.
Success is not achieved in a straight line. It never is.
Andreas Illiger had been coding for many years before he landed his first big hit.
Harrison Ford, famous face of Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy (and now in part 7 of the series at age 73!) and Indiana Jones, was working as a carpenter until 30 years old.
I bet he didnâ€™t think heâ€™d ever get his big break either.
Then thereâ€™s J.K. Rowling, until 31 she was a single mum on welfare, whoâ€™s now the first ever billionaire author, after creating the Harry Potter series.
Even at 50 years old, you could still be wandering through life and not have arrived at your destination yet, as Ray Krocperfectly proves.
The man who grew McDonalds to serving 68 million people around the globe every single day sold paper cups and milkshake mixers until he was 52 years old, before he franchised the McDonaldâ€™s concept.
If you feel lost in life right now, remember that the path to success is always complicated, with many twists and turns, not all of which might make sense today.
But you canâ€™t give up.
One day, you will look back on everything youâ€™ve done and see how it all added up to your success.
For now, just keep wandering, because as J. R. R. Tolkien said: â€œNot all those who wander are lostâ€œ.
Tolkien is the author of The Lord of the Rings, the second-best selling novel of all time.
He published it when he was 63 years old.