The inability to attribute either success or failure to the correct source will result in future restrictions to growth and success. Properly identifying what lead to the success or failure will greatly increase the ability to succeed in the future. We succeed and fail many times throughout the day. Consciously or unconsciously, we evaluate each action or behavior or interaction as being "good" or "bad" or "successful" or "failure" or a "win" or a "loss". We leave a conversation and think, "that went well" or "that wasn't very good". We make a meal and think, "I enjoyed that" or "that didn't turn out as I wanted". We choose a route to a location and get stuck in traffic and complain "I wish I would have chosen the other way". Small or large, we label our actions as success or failure. The more important aspect of this is that we attribute causes to those results. Did we contribute to that success or failure through our own efforts and abilities or was the outcome determined by outside forces like luck/unlucky or the mere difficulty of the task? I lost the game because I am not good or I "choked" or I lost the game because my opponent was superior and I played well but they were better. I earned the promotion because I worked hard and put in the time and effort or I simply was the next in line and was in the right place at the right time? It is important that we properly attribute the cause of our success or failure because our mindset (usually in the form of confidence or lack of confidence) will dictate how we react or perform in the future.