Mark Twain

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”

Ignorance leads us to ignore obvious risks. Confidence allows us to proceed unwaveringly. While ignorance and confidence do not assure any long-term success, they increase the chances of realizing great success. However, the manic delusions of grandeur we have when we are ignorant and confident have us feeling successful in the short run.