When I hear someone say they “dumbed into” a good situation, I think it’s disappointing.
While that person may be trying to appear humble, I believe they are losing out on several things.
First of all, success is great and it should be celebrated; it should be enjoyed. Secondly, success can be learned from, because failure should be as well. If we don’t learn from success because we “dumbed into it” are we saying we likewise don’t learn from our failures?
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