The Illusion of Understanding Success
This post makes a really good point about the stories we hear of success.
Our tendency to rely on narratives to explain the world distorts our understanding of what it takes to be successful.
In December of 1993, J.K. Rowling was living in poverty, depressed, and at times, contemplating suicide. She resided in a small apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland with her only daughter. A recent divorce made her a single mom. Reflecting on the situation many years later, Rowling described herself as, “the biggest failure I knew.”