There are many paths to external achievement. But, too many are accompanied by a disparity between mastery of the outside (knowledge, skills and abilities) and the frontier inside ourselves. If one needs an example, just reflect on the life of great Robin Williams. Many focus on the outside at the expense of the inside. From the perspective of a life, this can be the greatest mistake of all. There is only one pathway to exponential potential accompanied by joy, and that is self-knowledge. Self-awareness is helpful and emotional intelligence adds great value. But, the real work of life starts and ends with you. Nobody slides my friend!