RE: What If Your Success Was 'Locked-In' At The Moment Of Decision, WHAT Would You Do? WHO Would You Be?
From my experience and my knowledge, the major part of success is the dedication of those who strive for it. They persist, they continue to work, they keep struggling even when it seems their venture is doomed. Eventually, their efforts will most likely bear fruit.
But maybe the venture fails. Those who give up then are (like me:-) doomed to failure. Those who find another venture to which they can give their full attention stand a good chance of success in this latest venture. Maybe it's the law of averages playing out, or maybe it's karma.
By the way, the above has some fine writing, and was an interesting and excellent read.