The word linchpin was originally used to define the pin placed transversely through an axle to keep a wheel in position. Without the pin, the wheel would not stay on. Obviously, over time the word has developed other definitions. The linchpin is know as the central cohesive source of support and stability. To be a linchpin is to be the driving force, backbone or mainstay.
Having not yet read the book, or seen the actual content, it is not fair for me to interpret his overall meaning However, I am thinking that we all need to be a linchpin to be successful and productive.
We can be a linchpin in our own life by:
1) being a life-long learner
2) embracing technology and its frequent adaptations
3) maintaining our creative sides
4) keeping healthy
5) developing strong social and community networks
6) trying new things with a willing spirit
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