The Self-Made Myth — L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

I always savor the wisdom of Modesitt and I hope you don’t mind that I occasionally want to spread it around a bit with a reblog post here:

It’s always baffled me how so many successful, usually white, usually male, individuals claim that they alone were close to solely responsible for their success, discounting or ignoring so many factors that contributed to that success. One factor that’s so often discounted is simply the fact that it’s easier to take risks if you’ll still…

via The Self-Made Myth — L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website


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2 Responses to The Self-Made Myth — L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

  1. andreart2013 says:

    It’s all true, including the list of cognitive biases, but a whole lot of people don’t amount to anything because they don’t try. They want a paycheck rather than a job, or a title rather than an opportunity. Judging from Modesitt’s productivity, he grabbed his chance with both hands and ran with it.

    “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration,” said T. Edison. Probably goes for success, too.

    We are all so fortunate, yet few of us appreciate the “there but for the grace of God go I” factor.

  2. We are all very fortunate to live here, in the first world. I thank God everyday I was not born anywhere else in the world, especially as a woman.

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