We often feel lousy because of the present state of affairs that we find ourselves in. It is common to feel that we are not good enough. Likewise, when we do well, we have a tendency to credit our abilities. But hold on for a moment. Surely no man is self-made? Are we being too harsh on ourselves, or overplaying our abilities?
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Now, I’m not saying that mine was a childhood completely free of strife with my parents. For instance, I will never forget the time my mother would not buy me the top-of-the line $250 kevlar tennis racket I had my heart set on when I was 12, and instead made me settle for a mere $180 kevlar tennis racket.