Have you ever wondered what sets billionaires and successful entrepreneurs from the rest? Why don’t we have the luck and the skill that they do to make our dream come true and earn millions from it? Being in the right place, at the right time always helps.
But success is a little more than just luck, it also about passion, resilience, and experience. But what about intelligence?
Richard Branson, one of the richest men in the world and owner of Virgin Group, says that intellect, as defined by the society, has nothing to do with success or wealth.
In fact, the billionaire has admitted to being dyslexic himself, proving that even those with this learning condition are able to excel in their future.
Branson, who regularly updates his fans with the goings-on in his life through his personal blog, recently published a post admitting that he owes his success to being dyslexic, and urged people with this condition to follow their dreams despite the setbacks they face in their learning career.
The philanthropist said that those who have dyslexia are already equipped with the skills to face any challenge in their careers. But Branson isn’t the only successful pioneer of the tech industry who has this learning disability.
Even legends like Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs and Henry Ford struggled with it, and were often told that they would not succeed in their respective careers.
The Virgin CEO says that being dyslexic allowed him to see the world through a different lens, one that was more creative and full of imagination.
From the very beginning, he had very ambitious ideas about the direction he wanted to take his company in, and his creativity shaped Virgin into the multi-billion-dollar conglomerate that it is today.
The business magnate admits that there are many complex layers to starting and running a successful business, but sometimes people complicate the process so much that they end up failing.
But Branson has focused on keeping the core values and mission statement of his company simple. The billionaire also quoted a 2018 study which shows that people with dyslexia are more bold and imaginative.
Moreover, they have creative problem-solving skills that set them apart from the rest. In a fast-paced world of technology, it has become ever-so-important to be innovative and unique which helps those who have a learning disability to stand out.