I feel the same thing is true in every industry. Humans have a tendency to use mental shortcuts when we imagine the circumstances surrounding other’s successes.

We look at someone like Elon Musk and say “what a genious”, instead of “what an incredibly hardworking person with a lucky combination of life events”

Some people call this a fixed mindset, and the opposite is a growth mindset.

Here’s a link to a cool article about the two modes of thinking — https://medium.com/learning-mindset/3-ways-to-cultivate-a-growth-mindset-7a46c8fc2207#.cxnkwbsb3

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