The secret to your success is to remember what you should be doing, and to actually do it. If this sounds insanely obvious, let me ask you: Day after day, even when it gets hard, are you doing the right things?
Most people don’t. Most people try to be smarter or better or more clever or more independent than everyone else. For many years, I fell victim to these traps, too.
I spent a big chunk of my career trying to be at least one of the smartest people in the room. There was a good reason for this: It was my job.