Do opposite to what the 90% of people do, subject to common sense, of course… You will increase your chances of success. This is because you put yourself into the area of natural selection, what common man calls ‘luck’ .
For example, when the world is pulling out money from the stock market, those who invest, are more likely to make more money in the long run.
Similarly, the people who are afraid of failure keep taking safe jobs. Thus they lose out on the fast learning curve available in riskier startup jobs. They will learn and grow slow. On the other hand, those who keep taking one risk after another eventually succeed wildly because of their faster learning.
It is so counterintuitive.. Simply by walking on a road ‘less taken’, you can increase your chances of success !!