External factors do tend to influence the quality of one's life but we cannot always control or change our environment. However, having increased levels of self awareness can change one's destiny. Consciously making efforts to perceive unfavorable circumstances in a positive light and altering our attitude towards unexpected negative incidents reduces the impact that such occurrences have on our existence.
The important thing is to spend more time on introspection as opposed to wasting time trying to resolve external conflicts and situations. Introspection is the act of looking within oneself and identifying one's strengths and weaknesses. Every individual has their own set of positive and negative traits, so there is no point for a person to constantly indulge in comparing them self with others around them. Many times, upon facing hardships or struggles, certain defense mechanisms that are part of an individual's inherent nature, tend to get unconsciously activated.
In The Shadows
They no longer need to stay in the shadows and to watch men achieve what they want to achieve. Success
If one was to think about people who are successful, there is a strong chance that they won't just think about men. Whether one was to think about the people they know or the people they see in the public eye, they are likely to think about people from each gender.
It won't matter what one classes as success; as there will be people out there from both genders who match up with their definition.
If one started off with a silver spoon in their mouth, it is not going to be possible for them to say they are self-made.
If the financial support wasn't there, it could have meant that one was supported in others ways. Guidance In the beginning of their life, they may have been given the guidance that they needed in order to learn a certain skill. Self-Made
One is an interdependent human being and this means they need other people. This assistance could have come about through reading books, having different mentors, speaking to people and taking courses, among others things. Each of these factors (along with many others) will have played a part in who one has become and what they have achieved.
When one watches a film, they can come to the conclusion that it is all about the actors. As these are the people who one sees on the big screen, this is to be expected. The Illusion However, when people come out and say that they are self-made in daily life, they are often believed.