Warning: Don’t Take Luck for Granted
It would be foolish to not dissect a loss or a failure for lessons.
But it would be arrogant to brush past a near failure, barely making it out without a scratch, and believe that nothing should change. You can’t count on luck forever.
Circumstances are subject to change, and to take the status quo of one’s success for granted is as intelligent as standing outside on a Chicago winter wearing we clothing and not expecting to catch a cold.
Where failures teach a lesson, near-failures signal a warning: do better. You’ll have to eventually, but the price you pay from a near-failure now is likely a bargain compared to the true failure that might just cripple you later.