The biggest key to success is the ability to recognize how much you don't know.
I see so many people get demolished because they start believing their own news clippings about how great they are.
I can only speak for myself, but I know I'm not great.
I know a few things...
I've been a part of a few wins...
I've checked a few boxes off for myself.
...but what sticks with me more than anything else, is how much I have to learn, improve, and how much progress there is to make.
In my career, I've seen a lot of people after a few small wins walk around with their chest puffed out like they are the greatest thing that ever walked the earth.
They talk about how great they are.
They bask in their “greatness” and think they have it “all figured out”...
Then next year, they can't afford to pay their mortgage...or they’re in jail...or they just disappear.
Longevity is far different than “flash in the pan” wins.
Everybody gets “wins”
Not everybody CONSISTENTLY wins.
And what separates those two groups is one's ability to critique themselves, see who's doing certain aspects better than they are, learn & improve from that data, and repeat that process over & over & over again for life.
...and it's real hard to learn new skills when you think you already know everything.