I just finished reading “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell (note: Affiliate link). What a fantastic book.
The paragraph that, for me, summarizes the book is quoted below:
…success follows a predictable course. It is not the brightest who succeed…nor is success simply the sum of the decisions and efforts we make on our own behalf. It is, rather, a gift. Outliers are those who have been given opportunities – and who have had the strength and presence of mind to seize them.
Think about it!