Lesson 2: It’s Best Not to Rely On Luck

The Evil Queen’s approach to preeminence may not have worked, but I wouldn’t recommend Snow White’s approach, either. This fairy tale princess essentially won through good luck and some fortunate timing.

When Snow White was released by the huntsman, she had little to rely on but a sweet disposition and a beautiful face. Luckily for Snow White, she found a cottage where she could be safe and even loved. It all worked out in the end.

But what if she hadn’t found those dwarves? She had no money, no extra clothes, no food, and few apparent skills. How could she have protected herself? What was her contingency plan? Was she really going to be personally fulfilled, spending the rest of her life cooking and cleaning ...

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