Annie Leibovitz Ignored Rule No. 1 of Success, So Don't You

Annie Leibovitz
Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz, celebrity photographer in debt for millions, ignored rule No. 1 of success. That rule is to obey the rules of the game that you are playing, whatever that game is.

Those such as John Gapper of Financial Times who explore reasons why some talented people snatch failure from success conclude that it's imperative to play by the rules of the game. The trick, of course, is to have the experience and gut instinct to determine whose game or work sandbox you should be playing in. That's the only game that should matter to you. Let others play their games. You only have to be good at your game.