One thing I have learned about making stew is that you must be patient in order to make sure the tomato sauce is well fried. Sometimes, you stand by in order to stir it in the hot oil. If you don't, you might not get that fresh taste you desire.
Imagine doing something right two times and getting good reviews, only to do it wrong the third time and receive a not-so-pleasant review. That was exactly what happened to me a few days ago. I had written two papers using correct Harvard style for the reference, only to do it incorrectly the third time.
After pondering on my mistake and reviewing the feedback from the prof., I discovered the reason for my error. I had done the work with partial knowledge of the rules, and was only successful in previous times because I had a template to guide me. Now that I have a fuller knowledge, however, I would have better and sustained success in it.
Same goes for every area of our lives; we’ll only excel up to the point we know how. We may even do it correctly a couple times without knowing what guaranteed such success. Perhaps you are succeeding because you are using some other person’s template for life; it is high time you studied life and developed the best philosophy for yourself.
Don’t be lazy. Read, know, and do something!