I was never given credit for my accomplishments. No cash either.
I was called lucky by my family.
When I got to college I learned the name of my way of life was called Critical Path Management. MY FAMILY WAS ALWAYS IN SOME CRISIS. A PACK OF DRAMA ROYALTY.
I taught myself to look at the big picture to optimize success. AND REDUCE STRESS.
Rather than analyze my method my family chose to call it luck. Over and over again. They labeled me lucky and I was the luckiest kid ever; not realizing how much time and effort my luck required.
I'd gotten used to doing it automatically. Until it became my second nature.
I WAS A VERY UNUSUAL CHILD.