There’s a growing understanding that success may have as much to do with luck and opportunity as it does with┬átalent, skill, mental toughness, hard work, tenacity, optimism, growth mindset, and emotional intelligence.

Scott Barry Kaufman, writing for Scientific American:

Luck and opportunity may play a far greater role than we ever realized, across a number of fields, including financial trading, business, sports, art, music, literature, and science. Their argument is not that luck is everything; of course talent matters. Instead, the data suggests that we miss out on a really importance piece of the success picture if we only focus on personal characteristics in attempting to understand the determinants of success.