there was a young boy who grew up around great fishermen. So one day he decided that becoming the greatest fisherman that ever lived is what he really wanted to do. He bought a fishing pole, and went about finding the most amazing looking hook he could find. He looked around and found a hook that had a very complex design, and looked really awesome, so he thought to himself "I'm going to seriously dominate this lake".
He started fishing the first day and caught nothing. Then the second day, and third, and tenth, went by and he just wasn't catching anything at all. He couldn't figure it out! One day a local fisherman with some experience came to the young man and pointed out what he was doing wrong - his hook was made for squid, not for the fish that were in the lake where he fished.
Feeling embarrassed he went back to the tackle shop and bought the same hook everyone else was using. He realized that doing things the way everyone else was doing would at least get him something. So he setup the hook everyone else was using, and started catching fish at about the same rate as everyone else - but they were never enough!
As time went on he tried all kinds of techniques, and finishing at different times of day with very little success. It just wasn't working, fishing was really hard! He kept trying and trying, but frustration kept on building because he was drifting farther and farther from his initial dream. Becoming content with scarcity was now the norm, after all, he knew nothing else.
One particularly bad day nobody seemed to catch anything. It's as if the fish had disappeared. All the fishermen were using the same hook, and the same bait and nobody was doing anything different, so they were all struggling. After a long hard day, as the sun was setting, the young man came to his senses and realized that he had completely forgotten his initial dream. He realized he had just become one of the fishermen, and he wasn't even close to what he wanted. He struggled with himself to accept the sense of helplessness and he asked himself "why on earth did I start fishing in the first place?"
But suddenly in a moment of honesty with himself, he realized the truth. "How could I do any better" he said to himself "if I keep doing things like everyone else?" So he made a commitment and said "I need to get the basics right, if I'm going to do this right". He had finally realized that in order to get different results, he had to do things differently than the rest of the fishermen. Invigorated, energized, and full of hope he set out to understand the fish that he was catching, their favorite food, and to discover the ultimate hook to catch them with. But he knew that he couldn't make the same mistake twice, so he went to the expert fishermen that were in a different town. There he started learning that if he has irresistible bait for the right fish, and the ultimate hook, he would dominate that lake. And so he began his journey to develop the ultimate hook.