If you observe, every long running TV show went through a sudden change a year or two ago.
The plots got steeper, the camera movements swifter. Why? Because we live in "attention economy". The rarest resource, the most un-renewable resource is people's attention.
You need to be sold not to click the channel changer, to stay there sitting. Your attention represents dollar value for the TV company, for the advertisers, for the actors, etc.
They are selling you on watching that, and keep on watching that.
Nothing happens unless somebody sells something... goes the saying, and it is true. When somebody sells something, that also means somebody bought that thing.
Winners are in sales, because they make things happen.
Everybody loves to buy stuff, most people don't want to sell... it is below them.
Winners are winners because they interact with the world the way it is, they interact with reality much closer than losers do.
Every person is a combination of winner and loser, it is a percentage measurable issue, just like your vibration, your speed of reading, your math grade, or your health: these are all measurable, and can be expressed in a number between zero and 100...
Nobody is stupid, nobody is "smart"... it is all a percentage issue.
Nobody is a good salesman or a bad... it is all a percentage issue.
If you are 1% better than others, you get most of the glory.
As long as you view the world as a black and white, all or nothing issue, you are on the loser side.
It takes work to improve in anything, even just one measly percent.
So most people look at the world as winners and losers, black and white, and use it to do nothing, to be off the hook, and conveniently be miserable for the rest of their lives, hoping that someone or something will descend on them and makes some change.
Nothing and no one is coming to rescue you. You need to wrestle your attention back and start improving your results in the areas that are important to you.
Instead of being the one sold by everyone and their brother, you could be the one selling yourself on becoming faster, sharper, bigger, and becoming a winner.