I get it, success seems sometimes nearly within reach.
Simply by proximity.
You are in the same vocation, working in the same way, employing the same grit.
You feel like you could nearly catch it…
At faculty meetings I sat next to people whose books had sold two million copies. Success seemed so close, just within reach. On subway benches I sat next to people who were gangrenous, dying, but I never thought I’d catch what they had.