Behind every successful best-selling author lies a sea of undiscovered writers whose books remain unsold. This unseen world extends to those with unfinished manuscripts, dreaming of writing a book. The journey to literary success is far from guaranteed.
This pattern isn't exclusive to authors. It resonates across various fields - photographers, artists, athletes, musicians, and more. Many talented individuals remain unknown, buried in obscurity.
Countless undiscovered talents rest in unmarked graves, overlooked by media and publicity. Survivorship influence has rendered them invisible.
Survivorship influence can be misleading. Assuming oneself part of a winning team, even by coincidence, leads to overestimating one's chances of success.
To protect against this bias, one must actively seek out the stories of unsuccessful yet promising individuals. Visiting the "graveyards" of unfulfilled dreams serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of success.
Maintaining humility and perspective is essential in the face of survivorship influence. Success, often a blend of chance and effort, should be viewed with a discerning eye, knowing that there are countless untold stories of unfulfilled potential.