I believe that everyone, at some point in life, thinks oneself to be totally self-sufficient. Self-sufficiency is almost hardwired into our American DNA. We have seen that American independent streak in so many of our successful entrepreneurs of the past. And many of our “self-made” business men and women seem to have accomplished everything all by themselves. However, upon closer inspection we see that their success has been a collaboration with other people and entities. We never succeed all by ourselves. It takes others to help us be truly successful. And those who are successful ultimately say they have so many people to thank for their success. We too must look at our gifts and say thank you.