When we achieve something, we tried to understand why. It’s inherent in all of us, we like the way success makes us feel, therefore we crave more of it, but in order to get more we must understand how we got it in the first place. It’s human nature to take complication and make simplicity out of it. Therefore we like to generalise all the tangent little variables that brought about our success into singular entities, such as people, places, and moments. When the actuality is a little more complex.
Every moment that comes into play that is memorable, becomes a landmark in our memories. It becomes identifiable, because it stands out, therefore we often look for another big landmark that explains how this particular thing came into existence.
We then draw a connection between the two, but we do not notice all the little connective pieces in between that brought the two together. God is in the detail, if we spend our lives looking at the stuff that we can easily see, we will miss all the bits that construct it into existence.
There is no singular entity, responsible for your success. All things ARE equal, all causes and effects ARE equal. This is the (ugly) truth, but it doesn’t make a good story, it’s not a bestselling book, it’s not an answer that people can accept, because people want something to idealise, they want something they understand, something they can treasure, something they recognise. People cannot comprehend that greater more objective nature of all things universal.
Never attribute success to just one of the below, but try all of them;
- A perspective
- A place
- A person
- A moment
Never believe that you are wholeheartedly responsible for your own success, it promotes a sense of egoism. You are still a product of your environment and in this case, it’s the universe. Be humble and grateful that the effect of your success, had a cause outside of yourself.