Forge Your Own Path


When you forge your own path, you don’t have to worry about anyone disrupting your progress, because it’s a new path, created and customized by you, for you. They won’t know whats coming up next, because you haven’t gotten there yet.

– Floetic Soul 


Of course, we’ve all heard of Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, but have you heard of these successful individuals who forged their own path to success? 


Michael Dell


☆ He is the founder of Dell Computers

☆ His net worth is about $20 billion


➤ Walt Disney 


☆ He is the founder of Walt Disney Company

☆ He was a high school dropout


➤ Ellen Degeneres


☆We all know who Ellen is…!  Comedian and TV Show Host

☆ She dropped out of college after 1 semester


Rachael Ray


☆ She is an Author, TV Show Host, Cooking Star

☆ She never attended college

☆ She does not have traditional training from a culinary school


Anne Beiler


☆ She is the Co-founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

☆ She is a multi-millionaire

☆ She dropped out of high school


Charles Culpeper


☆ He is the Owner and CEO of Coca Cola

☆ He dropped out of high school


Coco Chanel


☆She is the Founder of Chanel (fashion brand)

☆ She dropped out of high school


David Karp


☆ He is the Founder of Tumblr

☆ He did not got to college


These are 8 individuals who have forged their own path. The attained success even though they didn’t do it the way many of us are told we have to do it. Growing up, it was strongly reinforced that in order to get a good job and make good money, you have to go to college, no exceptions. And, even though I have graduated from University with a degree, and plan to keep going, that doesn’t mean that college is my only option. Yes, it’s a great path to take, but it’s not the only one. Sometimes life happens, and can disrupt our plans. That doesn’t mean it has to disrupt our dreams. It just means that we’ll have to take another pathway to get to our dreams. 

There are many ways to get to success.. It doesn’t matter how you get there… As long as it’s legal and isn’t a sex tape.. You should be good! Some of have dreams that a degree won’t get us. Sure, a degree can qualify us to work for a company, making great money to build someone else’s dream, but it’s not always our own. It’s encouraging that many people are discovering this and are deciding to make a change. They are deciding to step out on faith and make their own dream a reality. 





Photo References:

photo credit: Michael Dell via photopin (license)

photo credit: So this is love | Into the Magic via photopin (license)

photo credit: Ellen DeGeneres via photopin (license)

photo credit: Rachel Ray via photopin (license)

photo credit: Pretzel And Lemonade? Sweet. via photopin (license)

photo credit: Coca Cola via photopin (license)

photo credit: A mini CHANEL cinema at Selfridges promoting Coco Mademoiselle, featuring Keira Knightley via photopin (license)








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