People Who Succeed Pay Their Dues First

They build their “hard skills” for years before succeeding

Darius Foroux
4 min readDec 9, 2022

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In the early 1940s, a boy from southern Sweden discovered he could buy boxes of matches in bulk from Stockholm, then sell them individually for cheap in his small town for a nice profit.

The boy continued doing this for some time, riding his bicycle around town, and selling…

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Darius Foroux

My new book, The Stoic Path to Wealth (Porfolio / Penguin), is coming out July 16th: stoicpathtowealth.com