E+R=O takes a moment to understand and a lifetime to master.
E+R=O is intuitively obvious. But how well do you understand it? How deeply do you embrace it? How confidently do you live it?
When you know E+R=O, you’ll say you don’t control events, but still try to. You’ll say your response is your choice, but still blame your circumstances. You’ll say you earn outcomes, but complain or feel sorry for yourself when you don’t have what you want.
When you embrace E+R=O, you don’t try to control events because you’re focused on understanding them. Your energy goes into increasing responsibility for yourself, not avoiding it. You put in time and effort to get the outcomes you want when you’re good enough to earn them.