Good *luck* with that
In the West, most of us dream of being somebody. Because being a regular anybody just won’t do.
And whatever your ambition, there’s a super successful somebody to obsess over.
But no one can predict the kind of otherworldly success that flings a person into the stratosphere of — the few.
So it’s ill-advised to believe that hard work is all it takes to acquire outrageous “success.”
Hard work may or may not be an element in success. But Lady Fortune is always at the helm. Always.
We — honest, non-cheaters — can’t control outcomes. We can only control the actions we choose to take.
Then, if Lady Fortune is awake, she might favor us.
The fact is: She probably won’t, so we cannot ever let outcomes define our worth.