Illusion of Control

Overestimation of one?s ability to control activities or events.

While we often struggle to figure out just how much we can control, and how to manage unknowns, sometimes the opposite effect can occur: I find that illusion of control usually occurs in tandem with the gambler’s fallacy. After a win, we attribute success internally to our efforts (fundamental attribution error), when the reality is often more complex: Team successes and externalities often have to align for major successes, and sometimes we just get really lucky. Like all things in life balance is the key. We aren’t slaves to fate, but we can’t control everything. Finding and maintaining that balance will put you on a path to long-term success.

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds