People never visualize the latter one. Everybody is busy in idealizing someone else from the history to find the course of his own life. It is like someone is trying to achieve which has been accomplished by someone else in the past. Obviously, it is impossible.
The idea of success in our minds has become highly cumulative. Why is this that we need to accumulate certain things to figure out the taste of success? Is it just because we have been taught in a specific manner? The reason behind this is quite simple. We learn to act in a responsible manner in a much bigger unit called society. We undermine our own capabilities only because we need to serve this higher authority called society. This society constitute people of various mindsets having one common ambition to serve others, in one way or another. But we also need to grow our own hidden potential. After all we might be helpful to others in a more productive way. As we progress forward in our lives, we have no individuality left with ourselves and we are left with several questions. Questions, if left unanswered leads to frustrations. Sadly, this is what mostly happens with people.