It was my birthday two months ago; I am now a senior/senior having reached 30 Celsius. There is little to be said positively about old age except hopefully attaining a degree of Wisdom and having the Confidence to trust my decisions.
During that 85 years (I assume you have figured out Celsius/ Fahrenheit by now), I have gone bankrupt three times. Many people would call me a bad businessman and they would be absolutely correct. I’d rather call it naivety and a lack of Wisdom in the area of business management. I made $1,000,000 four times my life and lost it three times. Many would call me unlucky. I put it down mainly to poor timing (aka Luck) and lack of Wisdom (aka Stupidity). Fortunately I’ve had the Confidence to make that million dollars back each time, (aka Creativity and Perseverance) and am presently starting on my fifth million but am up against Father Time and his scythe.
My Successes gave me Confidence; my Failures gave me Wisdom; a little bit of Luck helped along the way as well.
No matter what you are undertaking, you need Confidence and Wisdom to be successful. Confidence without Wisdom will lead you to make stupid mistakes. Wisdom without Confidence leads to a life of frustration. As well, good and bad Luck can determine the degree of Success or Failure as well. Success also needs Money for Marketing.
Timing and Luck tend to go together.
If you have the Wisdom to understand the herd mentality of sheeple, recognize the cyclic nature of world events, the Confidence to make major decisions, you can frequently foretell when the bubble is about to burst (aka buy low and sell high). You will also need the Money to fund those decisions to be financially successful.
My only regret today is not having the Money to take advantage of all the bursting bubbles around me.