Consider a moment of success for a child. If a child receives a good grade on a math test, it might be because he or she is talented and motivated—factors that have to do with internal attributions. Alternatively, sometimes people succeed because of things that are not in their control. Perhaps the child got a good grade because what he or she studied happened to be emphasized on the exam. This would be an external attribution.
The Point: Consider the true source of the success. If it was luck, don’t hold onto it like it was not. Otherwise you are bound to be disappointed in the future if something similar ends not in success, but failure.
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I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. ~ 3 John 4