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The Desperate Road to Success...Unlikely Ingredients for Certain Success

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"Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting." Jim Carrey

I happened upon this success quote and instantly knew I could write a lot about this subject. While I think Jim Carrey (famous actor, or should I say over-actor) is a little nuts, he is undoubtedly the best at nuts. He has reached success within his passion and field of choice. Many of us would like the same, but we get trapped either by having enough, set in our ways, content idleness, choosing money over passion, unwilling to start from square one, being someone or something else for someone else, or not believing we can have more and fulfill our dreams.

Weren't you between 10 and 20 when you officially gave up on your dreams and likely sold out to something else? Whatever paid the most, right? Whatever was acceptable in our society.One of the reasons we are enamoured, as a society, with celebrities is because they are an example of what success looks like for someone who dreamed it and achieved it. Most celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael J. Fox, report having less than a hundred dollars to live on when they finally had a grasp on success, or a lucky break. J.K Rowling (author of Harry Potter books) was unemployed and stumbling aimlessly through her life when she wrote the books.

What is the key ingredient to success? If you think about this...desperation. If you're comfortable and content, then you have no reason to take chances, risks, and pursue your loves and interests in life. One thing I learned in the study and field of psychology is that people have to be desperately uncomfortable before they will change. That's why the successful (my term of success is not just money, but relationships and pursuing interests as well) are the minority, not the majority. Success is happiness, contentedness, doing what we love...and of course money wouldn't hurt.

Success is rarely a downhill venture or an easy perfectly paved road. So why do some people persevere? These people will report they "always knew". They had a vision.

Little uplifting facts for those of you who think you have it bad

We always view success as a destination, but it is truly the road traveled that prepares us. We know there are some people who seem to reach success effortlessly, but then later we hear they've somehow blown the opportunity...or the money. Desperation to change one's situation is the most powerful motivator. Many successful people today have been down a "motivating"/desperate road.

The Road to Success is:

  • Brad PItt wearing a chicken suit for a fast food chain (and hide that pretty face? No way!)
  • Sean Connery as a milkman (you can probably guess what I'd say about that)
  • Tim Allen spending two years in prison for selling cocaine (no, not The Toolman or Santa Clause!)
  • Hugh Jackman as a clown (the art of balloon animals must build muscles)!
  • Eva Mendes selling hot dogs in the mall (and the men lined up to watch her eat one).
  • Madonna working at Dunkin Donuts (I can't imagine her in another uniform besides lingerie)
  • Steve Jobs sleeping on firends' floors after he dropped out of college.
  • Stephen King growing up strapped for money and raised by a single mom.
  • Sean Combs (P. Diddy) famous rapper grew up in a Harlem housing project...also with a single mom.

I guess the lesson here is you have to be uncomfortable enough to seek a change in your circumstances.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey


Are You Desperate Enough to Succeed?

I admire the starving artist. They may be poor and by definition not successful, but that's by definition of money. They are people who are brave enough to take a chance- it's a what-have-I got-to-lose and go-for-broke mentality. And guess what? That starving artist is more likely to succeed than the average Joe who works an average job.

The ones that have a chance are the ones living on hope and a prayer...and perhaps a love or a passion for something they will to not give up. These people either believe in themselves and/or their talent enough to go for it.


Anguish, dejection, futility, reckless, outragious, frantic...Get the point?

If you use these affections for good, you can go far. The trouble is our society views these as weaknesses. Nobody likes to admit desperation- the word itself is a turn-off. Many extremely successful people were fueled by desperation and yet the word is used in negative terms.

There are a myriad of books published based on our strengths, finding them and developing them. What nobody wants to acknowledge is their weaknesses and many times this is exactly what we need to discover in order to uncover success.

Wouldn't you say that our favorite successful people are very interesting too? That's part of Jim carrey's quote. 'If you ain't desperate, you ain't interesting'. Even someone like Mark Zuckerberg, facebook creator, sought revenge on his ex-girlfriend for breaking up with him. Apparently he was interesting enough to make a movie about ('The Social Network') and be worth isn't that interesting? He turned that negative emotion (revenge) into a positive, successful endeavor. Popular motivational speaker and author, Tony Robbins, is a great example of this too. He was overweight, with a health issue, and stuck in a rut. His road out turned into success for him.

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Personally, I write on my bad days and the worse I feel about something, the better I write. Writing is literally my outlet. If I were to apply positive psychology every day to everything I do, I'd probably never write. Many writers of the past produced classic due to tough times or suffering of some sort in their lives or within their books.

Your secret to success

Why is it possible for you to succeed now, especially in a recession? This is the perfect opportunity because many people are unemployed, desperate in may ways, lost what they've worked for, but have the ability to go from desperate to successful in the average time somebody is unemployed now. People are finding a little extra time on their hands and taking up hobbies that are leading them to success.

The key ingredient to desperate success is being uncomfortable. Only when we are uncomfortable enough do we seek change.

It's time to reflect upon the changing job atmosphere; no longer does job security exist and no longer does staying at one company most of your life make sense anymore. Things have changed all around us. With the Internet, anyone is capable of success- it's an anyone's game and the rules are not the same as they were yesterday. There's something that stings about pouring your heart and soul into a company that can let you go on a moment's notice.

My job was taken away almost overnight, and that same month I began writing. I've always loved to write, inspire and learn, and I do that almost every day. I gave up writing when I was 18, but now I actually make money doing it. My father told me I better have a Plan B because nobody makes money writing. While I'm not a millionaire yet...I'm closer now than when I was working my 9-5 job. Most importantly I've escaped a rut.

I've had a few catalysts to desperation; proving my father (and several others) wrong, being unemployed, applying for the type of jobs I didn't particularly enjoy anyway. And most of all, my daughter a baby at the time, inspired me to live as I preach. If I want to encourage her to do what she loves then I must set an example.

What about you? More small businesses and innovative ideas are popping up during this recession than ever before. Some businesses that began during tough economic times:

  • Walt Disney of Disney started during a depression in 1923...after going bankrupt with another company he started prior to Disney.
  • General Electric (GE) began in 1890 during a global recession.
  • Tollhouse (yum! Cookies) Began just out of the depression in 1933.
  • Microsoft started in 1975 when inflation and gas prices were high. Unemployment was high and the U.S was just pulling out of Vietnam from the war.
  • Coors started in 1873 during a deep recession lasting years.

Desperation is the fire that lights the path of success. It's simple human nature that if you have to work at it a bit harder and you want it, you will do anything to get it. Pissed off about being laid off? Then do something about it.

Now what?

  • Trust you instincts.
  • Never say never and negate the naysayers. Don't let others dictate your success.
  • Utilize all your extra time.
  • Turn a hobby into profit.
  • Learn how to market yourself more than your product
  • If you've been laid off, suddenly you have 40+ hours a week of free time. Time is money.
  • Get creative and forget the rules. Mostly the outliers succeed. Don't be the typical.
  • Get back to what you love... or at least figure that out.
  • Turn off the TV and avoid distractions.
  • Network like crazy- that's how I got some of my writing gigs.
  • During a recession people still eat, drink, read, have kids, celebrate things, and want to be entertained- keep that in mind if you want a foolproof venture.
  • Figure out where you can cut money- I made as much as my husband did when I was laid off and we somehow figured out how to cut our expenses in half. It's totally possible.
  • Assess your skill sets. Plenty of consultants make a living doing what they did for a company and now doing it as their own business.
  • Find your emotion or catalyst that drives you to take your dreams somewhere.

Suggested Reading

  • Helplessness; Unlearning The Habit That Holds You Back
    Learned Helplessness (in theory): a condition of a human being or an animal in which it has learned to behave helplessly, even when the opportunity is restored for it to help itself by avoiding an unpleasant or harmful circumstance to which it has be


Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on January 23, 2018:

Once a friend said to me, "Unless you're hungry, you'll never pursue that dream". I believe her because I haven't. I keep flipping from one thing to another. Is being contented and happy a handicap or is there a way up from here, too?

L Izett (author) from The Great Northwest on September 11, 2015:

Julie- right you are ! nobody wants to be in a tough spot...or uncomfortable. I started making a living blogging and business writing on my own after being laid off and having a 6 month old baby. I have a husband to rely on but I had never been without a job so it was my own form of desperation.

Julie K Henderson on August 12, 2015:

Bravo. Thank you for addressing this important topic. Now I need to find enough desperation to compel me to write great things. Voted up.

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on December 11, 2014:

Success can come out of any storm because it is within you.

ahorseback on September 30, 2013:

Once and a while I come across a writer on hubs that stands out from all others ! Your writing is complete , intense and always so interesting ! That makes you awesome and amazing !......Ed

L Izett (author) from The Great Northwest on September 24, 2013:

I was looking forward to fall until I just got this cold :-/

Neil Sperling from Port Dover Ontario Canada on September 24, 2013:

Glad you found it interesting :-)

Have a great Fall Season. I'm looking forward to spring. :p

L Izett (author) from The Great Northwest on September 23, 2013:

Interesting Neil!

Neil Sperling from Port Dover Ontario Canada on September 10, 2013:

One thing I recently learned re: "desperate" ... and "thinking"

So many books - from Napoleon Hill's "Think and grow rich" on down to "The Secret" ... all miss one extremely important point. They all tell you to picture what you want.... etc. Which is necessary... but all miss a valid point in the process.

"What ever the human mind can conceive and believe it can achieve" is true. You get what you think about most of the time.

The missing key ingredient is "you get what you don't want as well." if you think about it. The work in thinking is not thinking about a lot of things and working on problem solving.... the work in thinking is "CONTROLLING" ... "ABSOLUTE CONTROLLING" what you think about. Any focus on bills or lack - creates more bills and more lack. So Subtle.

Learn more in this Free PDF book by Wattles written pre - "Think and Grow Rich" ... called "The Science of Getting Rich" .... Totally excellent in spite of the fact a weeee bit of the info is dated. Written in 1910 - About a 2 hour read.


L Izett (author) from The Great Northwest on September 10, 2013:

Thanks Deborah Diane!

Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on September 09, 2013:

I loved your quote at the beginning of this article. It is so true!

L Izett (author) from The Great Northwest on July 26, 2013:

Matt, you just have to be desperate about something...or even in your life in general. I got laid off few years ago. While my husband was working, I made most of the money so it was a big deal and I just had a baby at that time. Out of desperation I created freelancing and writing gigs for myself to make money.

And if you don't know what to do in life, like career, most people change careers over 7 times throughout their life so noting is set in stone. You just have to do something!!! Get started with little successes, one accomplishment at a time. It will motivate you. Also, act like the person you want to be. I want to be a writer so I created that title and acted like it for's got me this far, but now I just need to finish writing a book. Best of luck man!

Matt on July 24, 2013:

Wow, that was inspirational! I don't know what about you guys, but my worst enemy is laziness. And also procrastination. I don't know where they come from, but they always stop me from doing things. I'm trying to cope with them because I am now at the age when a person should finally figure out what he wants to do with his life.

They say I have to start small, but to me it looks like a milder form of procrastination. You're right, one can't succeed without setting ambitious goals, and that's what I'm going to do! Thanks, man

L Izett (author) from The Great Northwest on March 17, 2013:

KatNance~ so true, being our own worst enemy. I tend to use my bad experiences as fuel to give me energy to get further in life. Thanks for stopping by.

KatNance on March 13, 2013:

great hub..great advice..I beleve that if you just you get caught up in all the tiny things that are all wrong or bugging you will lose yourself Sometimes we are our own worst enemy.

L Izett (author) from The Great Northwest on February 15, 2013:

torrilynn~ good luck with the nursing. I think if you're desperate enough and even want it badly enough, you can make it. Often times when there isn't another choice, people can do remarkable things. I'll give you my vote of confidence.

torrilynn on February 04, 2013:

really nice hub very interesting but also very true. Right now I'm majoring in nursing and its very hard but with your advice im sure I will succeed no matter what. awesome. voted up.

L Izett (author) from The Great Northwest on January 25, 2013:

Thanks so much El Seductor!

L Izett (author) from The Great Northwest on October 23, 2012:

Thanks so much Cybershelley

Shelley Watson on October 22, 2012:

I enjoyed reading this hub and the what can make one successful. The comments your excellent article elicit is marvellous - well done. Voted up, interesting and useful.

L Izett (author) from The Great Northwest on October 14, 2012:

Thanks mothercristina

mothercristina on October 10, 2012:

izettl, I love this post and I love your writing style. Glad for your success

L Izett (author) from The Great Northwest on June 13, 2012:

Ms Dora~ somehow I skipped your comment but didn't mean to. I apologize and I truly am glad you stopped by to read this. I'm glad you found it motivational. Thank you

L Izett (author) from The Great Northwest on June 13, 2012:

THanks my dear "Jeanine"! Love always and always thank you for your support.

THank you" elle64"- what a great compliment!

"pramodgokhale"~ Thank you for stopping by.

"cclitgirl" I've had some discussions lately with teachers and my astonishment is how they can acutally not get discouraged in their line of work- I hate to say it, but I understand. If you feel scared, you're on the right path because it's a good kind of scared- it's like sink or swim and I bet you'll do all it takes to make it...maybe out of a little desperation. I was in the same boat- I had to make some money somewhere from home and I took a big leap with writing- I think any creative type of work is a real blessing to get any recognition and/or money. Let us be the lucky ones!

elle64 from Scandinavia on June 10, 2012:

I simply have to follow you because I love this hub.

L Izett (author) from The Great Northwest on June 09, 2012:

Oh my Amy- you have some excitement going on in your life. So much I always want to say to you encourage me to leave long hub-like comments to you. But your comment left me speechless in several parts so I did some yaaaays, awwwws and oooohhhhs and some giggling. First congrats on Donnybrook! That is great and should give you some confirmation as to being on the right path. You have a gift with words and conveying them in a way that it resinates with the rest of us....or we jump into your world for a bit as well.

I definitely know what you mean about attracting freaks- I think we always wear a friendly face- that's at least what I've thought. it's great sometimes when we want to attract the right people- it makes us approachable, but otherwise it can even be dangerous. This was a huge deciding factor why I got my Psych degree- I wanted to go to school ot better figure people out and even the "freaks". It's true. I was a waitress for so long and it would never fail that the strange ones would come to me, but I also was able to diffuse a lot of intense situations when I worked in bars (even better than the male employees or bouncers or managers).

Your last 48 hours were definitely entertaining. I hope you get that book and like it. I was always discouraged by common advice and not action oriented stuff so I concentrated on behavioral psychology in school. Just talking or reading some words doesn't really help people so that's why I like the book- it really is a step by step.

Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on June 09, 2012:

OMG - I NEEDED this hub right now. I have been a teacher for the last 6 years and for me, each year got progressively more miserable. I started with HubPages last December and I've had so much fun with it. Then I found an artist's marketplace online and I'm building a store with my art designs. I say this because I quit my teaching job. I left the security, refusing to be unhappy one moment longer. I finished out the school year (they barely said bye to me, too...despite the fact that I was Teacher of the Year last year) and after a brief two-week visit with family, I'm freelancing. I'm feeling desperate, but somehow I know it will be okay. I just hope it is before savings runs out (which, haha, isn't that far away). In any case, I feel good, I feel scared, but I feel like the world is at my fingertips and I can finally do exactly what I want to do for a living: write and do digital art. I'm bookmarking this and I'll refer back to it when I need some inspiration. :)

pramodgokhale from Pune( India) on June 08, 2012:

It is interesting and guide to individual facing problems.

Amy Becherer from St. Louis, MO on June 08, 2012:

izettl, First, thank you for your concrete help in suggestions I am going to explore. I especially love the story about the poet without direction who found her way. I am going to read the hubs you included tonight and follow up with the book.

I wanted to share several things that happened to me in the last 48-hours. First, my latest letter was read on the local PBS show, "Donnybrook" yesterday. I'm firing on all cylinders at Donnybrook! BTW, the local program is the #1 watched show of its kind, nationally, on PBS. That is a confidence booster! The day before a handsome friend who use to rent next door stopped by again. We shared some wine, fantastic conversation and a really great kiss. He indulged in a little too much vino and in good conscience, I couldn't send him on his long way home. He told me some ego-boosting thoughts, but get this, izettl. I'm not ready to jump into a relationship and I told him that. He was disappointed, but not devastated and told me, regardless, he will always love me as a friend. I believe him. Ironically, it was his verbiage that "we are too old to not do what we want". I agree with that and it is precisely why I won't do anything I don't want to. For me, that is progress. Yesterday, I went to the store, about 1/2-hour away, for my daughter. While in the store I noticed a man looking at me like he recognized me. I went about my business as he didn't say anything. When I got into my car to leave, there he was. He was pleasant enough and asked me if I remembered him. I didn't, but he looked so hopeful, I asked if he was an electrician (out in the field) at my last workplace. He lit up and said yes, he remembered me from the office. He said I was cute and I wondered what his gig was. He said it was his birthday and I gave him the standard greeting. He said he'd seen his mom and she gave him four "prayer" kisses, which I'd never heard of. He leaned in to show me, I offered my cheek and he kissed me on the mouth, trying to use his tongue. Gross!!!! He said I was beautiful and he wanted another and I said "no, I was leaving" which I did. I was stunned, but then burst into uncontrollable laughter, which felt much better than that (ick) kiss. I couldn't help but wonder about his relationship with his mother!!! When I told my BFF today, she just paused and said while laughing (after she got over the horror), that if there's a freak within a 10-mile radius, they will home in on me. That left me laughing again. So, aside from some initial gagging, no harm done. I guess my long dissertation, izettl, (and I apologize for that) is that we never know what surprises await us. They might leave us crying, laughing or possibly on top of the world. Your words always give me hope. Thank you, my brilliant friend.

L Izett (author) from The Great Northwest on June 08, 2012:

Amy B~ I like what you say about change. I've always had issues with change. But a while back when I became unemployed, I also had a baby...then I got Rheumatoid about change...everyhting was diffiuclt. But when I'm in the middle of lots of changes I say to myself what the heck and and go for things with both feet in.

I've wanted to see that movie with the mountain climber. I think it's important for people to see those types of stories because it forces us to ask ourselves what we would do in a similar situation.

Well a few compliments from you is nice, but honestly you deserve a ton- I know a little of your story and you've been through a lot. You have been held down and feel that way again. Sometimes if you reach for the moon, you get the stars. This always had meaning to me and for you it may apply as well- Do something you wouldn't normally do- do something outragious or unexpected. It may make you uncomfortable, but you've got to realize you are better than you think you are. You are so articulate and honest and inquisitive. These are rare traits and women tend to get beat down. We stay far too long in bad relationships and bad jobs thinking we don't deserve better. Often times we get stuck not even wanting to try anymore- stuck in minutia as you put it.

I can see what you're saying about your feelings on desperation- it can also do that too. I think it's just as you are saying that you get caught up in all the tiny things that are all wrong or bugging you. I get most of my info from my experiences but also from a lot of psychology classes and research. Fear plays a big part in success. And a lot of women's fear is feeling we don't deserve it.

So act like a kid...well sorta. If you want to find something that grabs a hold of you...don't try so hard...relax and think of things you new things. I know you enjoy your poetry- find something unique to do with. Like I was saying do something very different.

My mom's friend was about 50 (newly divorced) when she began enjoying poetry, but wasn't getting really gettting anything out of it as far as recognition or money. Suddenly she thought she would publish books that were a compilation of others' poetry and a few of her own. People would send in their poetry to her just to get published on various topics- sort of like a Chicken Noodle soup for the soul. She has lots of books out and owns her own big house...has a life she loves. Her ideas were what got her into a new area of her life. One book she publised was Get Well Wishes- poetry for people who are ill. My point is take what you love...something you can stick with for a long time and find something new and exciting to do with it or something just totally different. Look up my mom's friend--- June Cotner---

I'm not saying be like someone else- you've got to do your thing and make it fantastic.

Besides that I wrote something


Personally I found a book that helped me- ironically I started reading it before I lost my job so I was better prepared when i did lose my job I didn't think it was the end of the world. The book is not just a bunch of theories but seriously a guide to get back on track- find out what you want...and do it. "Coach Yourself to Success" by Telane Miedaner. It's a step by step guide. Let my friend borrow it and she got out of her bad job for a long time and found one she's loved for quite a while- it help me track what the hell I was going to do with my life after losing a job and having a baby. I was in your position of every little thing was overwhelming... and I still go there sometimes.

L Izett (author) from The Great Northwest on June 08, 2012:

Sara~ great to SEE (love the pic) you here. You might be interested in something I'm writing this weekend. I'll have the hub posted soon. Take care.

drbj~so very true. I had to write this to motivate myself. I've gotten a little comofrtable so I need to get desperate again :))

Pamela99~ THanks for great compliments! That's a great motivator too!

Neil~ glad you stopped by- I'm always interested what you think on these type of topics. I have to say unemployment was certainly a motivator for me- first time I hadn't had a job since I was 13. And I had baby so I had a fire lit under me and began making money writing, but now I've got to step it up and find my 118% again. THanks again for stopping by.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on June 08, 2012:

Very relevant. Motivational too. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful.

Jeanine on June 08, 2012:

Absolutely a beautiful read... got me once hope you and your family are well...

Amy Becherer from St. Louis, MO on June 07, 2012:

izettl, I agree with every word you've written in this brilliant article, because I've lived through what I would describe as the stages of grieving for the past 2 years. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross states in her book "The Five Stages of Grief" being denial, anger, bargaining, depresson and acceptance. Although, I KNOW a statement I heard on the national news broadcasting the fact that making a sustainable living has changed forever, is true, it still hit me like at ton of bricks. Why is the idea of change, so dynamically exciting, universally met with so much resistance by the majority? I spent too much time wondering why the rug was pulled out from under my feet (along with so many others), railing against the unfairness. I went through the stages, sometimes, getting stuck, going back and forth, but now see that its plain as the nose on my face, were it not for change, we'd still be living in caves.

We have choices, whether to wallow in self-pity and mummify or, like Aron Ralston, the mountain climber who, trapped by a boulder, amputated his own arm to survive, do what we must.

I am still struggling, izettl, with getting stuck in the muck of feeling overwhelmed, often by minutia. I would love to see an article written by my favorite mind, you, about why and how we can become paralyzed by the steps in achieving change and managing getting over the bumps successfully. I relate to and appreciate the "Now What's?", and found the "real life" examples of famous successful people very inspiring. I get waylaid by the language...too technical, internet jargon that leaves me confused, overwhelmed and discouraged when I'm looking for ideas to change paths. I know "nothing is magic" and everything is possible, but I've found desperation leaves me at "loose ends", too frayed to see the light at the end of the step forward, two steps back. Any more ideas, izettl? Your article is brilliantly written, supremely interesting and universally topical. Sheer genius, izettl. Thank you

Neil Sperling from Port Dover Ontario Canada on June 07, 2012:

EXCELLENT - You are 118% on track. "They are people who are brave enough to take a chance- it's a what-have-I got-to-lose and go-for-broke mentality."

I'm on a path with my work that fits 118% of all you said here... Love it! A timely read and much appreciated.. Thanks my friend -- Great Hub! ... voted up and shared!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 07, 2012:

Desperation is surely a motivator. I really enjoyed this hub and it was interesting to read about all the success stories, plus the list of things that will help make anyone successful. Awesome hub!

drbj and sherry from south Florida on June 06, 2012:

Thanks for this insightful look at success, izettl. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. I am reminded of an old comic strip called Pogo (I think he was a talking possum) who used to say, 'We have seen the enemy and the enemy is us.' if we don't have a desperate need to succeed - motivation, that is - we probably won't.

Voted up, m'dear.

Sara-NtheMiddle from United States on June 06, 2012:

You write about a broad spectrum of subjects and still capture them very well. I love your writings and hope you do make it far.

L Izett (author) from The Great Northwest on June 06, 2012:

THanks Dee aka Nonna! You are right!

Emmyboy~ it seems so many people view it as a negative, but really you're right it can be leverage or ablility to harness your skills and achieve what you want...or need to.

Hawaiian Scribe~ You're welcome...and yes I need those from time to time to. Now that I've begun to make decent money writing...I still need to keep going and remember why I started. I still love it but I can get a little comfortable. THanks for reading.

Stephanie Launiu from Hawai'i on June 06, 2012:

Thanks for this hub and reminding me that necessity is, indeed, the mother of invention. You gave me a needed 'shot in the arm' to start my day of writing! Thank you! Voted up, useful, interesting.

Emmyboy from Nigeria on June 06, 2012:

You are so correct.

I love your point of view. Desperation can actually be harness to achieve greater things in life.

Thank you for sharing

Dee aka Nonna on June 06, 2012:

Desperation will push you along until you get to your goal. Deperation is the flip side of "I give up".

Voted up, useful and interesting.

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