XKCD cartoon survivorship bias

b&b157 Survivorship Bias or How to Reverse-Engineer Success on a Budget

If I did it, so can you. That phrase sound familiar? If you just work harder, if you only wanted it more, if only… Survivorship Bias can be dangerous. Hard work is definitely needed to gain success, but it’s not the only factor. By believing in this mentality we are automatically doomed into thinking if we don’t succeed then we’re failures. But the world isn’t so two-sided. There are plenty of options and ways to achieve the success you want.

[This is survivorship bias, in a nutshell (from XKCD)]

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