I suppose that ones born into money are to some extent. But as for the ones who built themselves up, if you were to read their stories you might think that they are the unluckiest group of people you ever met. Most people give up at the slightest sign of trouble, but the ones that push through the hard times are rewarded with riches you can’t even dream about. Tim Ferriss keeps saying that your earnings are directly connected to the amount of uncomfortable conversation you’re willing to have.

Why does it have to be this way?

We learn from the challenges we face. Not from the ones we easily overcome, but from the ones that break us. I wouldn’t consider having everything I worked for falling apart lucky, but that’s what we have to go through to make it. Self-made billionaires had to suffer losses you can’t imagine to get to where they are, and so do we.

This is mainly true because we pay more attention to things that didn’t work. If something worked we rarely take the time to analyze it and find ways to make it better. But when we fail we stop and think what we could have done differently.

So instead of focusing on what someone else has, and what level of luck they had. I focus on myself and how I can get from where I am to where I want to be.

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