One of the most successful people that I've ever known cracked the problem of achieving success in an unusual way. He didn't rise to the top of a given corporation, nor did he found a wildly successful startup company. Instead, starting from a young age, he pursued multiple jobs that he could do concurrently. At various times, he worked as many as four separate jobs at the same time, going to work during the day, writing on the side, and much more. It just goes to show you that there isn't necessarily just one yellow brick road leading to success.
That's why it constantly baffles me when people become convinced that they must pick one software application over another, or one operating system over another, instead of taking advantage of the best of many great tools. For example, there are countless arguments online about which graphics and photo application is best: GIMP or Photoshop? Here's why just one application doesn't have to win.