Recently I’ve had the opportunity to meet a guy that’s been really successful in his line of work. Thing is, before meeting him I’ve heard about him lots of stories from different people. And they all said: “I wish I was as lucky as him”. Or “I want to do what he does”. I didn’t hear once someone telling me “man, that guy works his ass off”. No. He was always lucky.
Well, after talking to him, it was obvious to me that nothing he did was luck in any way. He is a brilliant guy with an uncanny eye for opportunity. The last thing is a combination of about 10 years of experience and the understanding that he needs to learn new tricks all the time.
I am just amazed how much people want to see just the visible side of things and ignore the hard work behind the success.
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