People assume that success is the by-product of hard work, focus, and perseverance. However, there is no proof in history to support it. There are masterminds, like Bill Gates, who have achieved success because they had the opportunity to learn from outstanding resources, and they seized it. In this video at Mindset Mentor, Malcolm Gladwell outlines something incredibly unfair about how you perceive an individual’s success. People do not rise overnight from nothing. They owe their achievements to parentage or patronage. Hidden rewards, excellent opportunities, and cultural legacies helped them learn, earn, work hard, and define a series of accomplishments.
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