In our enthusiasm for an insight or an aspect of a situation that makes a critical difference, we’re inclined to think that’s the one thing that matters in the end.
Of course, it isn’t.
We say “It’s all about the…”
“It’s all about the relationships,” for example, or “It’s all about the money.”
Vital though that consideration may be, it’s highly unlikely to be the only essential factor. Chances are there are a whole lot of necessary but not sufficient conditions.
Sometimes we may choose the emphasis of the universal statement to make the point, but it helps to remember it’s only one of a number of vital ingredients for success.
It takes them all, and we need to elicit every one of them, not just the ones we see first.