Incremental growth requires that you build a process that can be improved over time. Iteration leads to process improvement. Process improvement leads to perfection. And not all processes scale well.
Regardless of what you believe about yourself, you live in a shared reality and your appearance and reputation in the communities you engage in matters.
Communities are built on the backbone of trust and are shaped by its members and their ability to influence one another.
Standardized processes like education are easy to manipulate and they create unintended consequences. These second and third order effects create reality distortion, where intended purpose of standardization and the inevitable game-ification of that process yield unintended outcomes.
Consistent and intentional action are the greatest drivers of serendipity. Purposeful action and a commitment to consistent follow through is like positioning yourself for luck.