How to Succeed at Life (even if you start late or have a disadvantage)

This is for the odd ones.

Darius Foroux
5 min readJul 9, 2024


This is for the odd ones. The people who aim to succeed in life even with a disadvantage.

  • If you were not born rich.
  • If you feel like you’re not an actual genius or particularly gifted.
  • If you grew up not knowing what you wanted to do as a kid.

You can still succeed even if you have no special skills or talent.

Nothing was ever handed to me. My teachers in school doubted me. When I applied for jobs, people didn’t take me seriously.

But from around the age of 30, I slowly started on a new path that led me to success according to my own definition.

To me, you succeed when you’re content with your life and work. And there’s no resentment or anger in how you spend your days.

Here’s how I accomplished that.

1. Get hardcore about self-learning

No one will spoon-feed you information, especially when you’re trying to get ahead in life.

You need to become a relentless learner, constantly seeking out new knowledge and skills. This doesn’t mean enrolling in expensive universities and getting…



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