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    The Myth of the Waiting Line

    by Neal Van Patten October 16, 2023 1 min read

    Individual stepping out of a long queue, choosing a different path

    We've all been there – standing in a line, waiting. It might be at the grocery store, the bank, or waiting for the next big thing. We’re conditioned to wait our turn, to believe that the longer the line, the more valuable the reward at its end. But here's the twist: in the age of the Internet, digital products, and boundless creativity, why do we still believe in lines?

    Lines are comforting. They're predictable. If you're in a line, you know that your turn will come. But the world outside the line isn't about waiting. It's about creating, innovating, and taking the initiative.

    The biggest opportunities today aren't found in lines. They're found in the blank spaces, the areas uncharted, the niches unexplored. It's easy to follow a well-trodden path, to do what everyone else is doing. It's much harder to carve out a new space, to go where no one else is going.

    But here's the thing: those who dare to step out of the line, who challenge the status quo, are the ones who truly make a difference. They don't wait for permission. They don't wait for the right moment. They create their own moments, their own opportunities.

    So, next time you find yourself waiting in line, ask yourself: Is this line taking me where I truly want to go? Or is it time to step out, create my own path, and define my own success?

    Neal Van Patten
    Neal Van Patten

    Neal stands out as a seasoned expert in the mattress industry, blending a notable track record in innovation, digital marketing, and SEO with strategic industry insights. Renowned for his contribution of multiple utility and design patents, Neal's articles for not only delve into product development but also embrace the ever-evolving landscape of digital marketing and search engine optimization, crucial for today's mattress industry executives and aficionados.

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