The idea that success is a straight line is how they trick you from taking steps to succeed.
Every single person I know is attached to much more failure than regular people.
The difference is, they use failure as a data point.
Instead of complaining, they try to understand:
- What they think went wrong?
- Who can they talk to try to understand a different perspective on why they failed?
- How can they do better next time?
All the “success” porn that make people seem like overnight celebrities is a superficial track.
Consistent success is executing the boring stuff, having the self-awareness to ask for help, and setting a direction for the next project.