Self-made person is a dangerous myth. Success is a team effort. It's time to celebrate those that helped in creating the success.
I grew up believing that the people that achieved the most in life were the ones that did it all by themselves. They were the ones that had grit, determination and resilience. They were the ones that pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and achieved the American Dream.
The fairy tale of the self-made man, woman, or person is hear throughout our lives. Numerous great people are used as a shining example of self-made. We are led to believe that if we work hard enough, we can achieve anything on our own. And while this may be true to some extent, it's not the whole story. Success is only possible with the help of others.
The saying goes that it takes a village to raise a child. But what about when you're an adult? It's still true - you can't do it alone. You need help to thrive.
So let the world know: you had help to be a success.