This post originally appeared on January 10, 2017.
It's a reality. Sometimes you can do all you can, grow as much as you can, and then you need a little help from an outside force to take your next step.
You can read and learn everything there is to read and learn in medical school and until you pass the tests and are handed the degree, you are not officially a doctor. You can write and write and until you package it all together, it's not exactly a book. The examples could go on and on.
Karma is that way. You can clear what you can on your side, and then you have to let the other end of the karma equation do their part.