Those of you who know me personally know that I am totally forthcoming about all the lucky duck stuff* that has happened to me when it comes to the arc of my career. I do this in part so that I remind myself not to be one of these old farts who thinks he deserves every last bit of funding he ever acquired and it is an outrage when the gravy train goes elsewhere.
I mean, as PP was saying it is probably inevitable that we'll eventually become that dude. But let's try to hold it off as long as possible, eh?
Try to be clear at least inside your own head that you've *also* had some breaks go your way.
*and pretty much everything else too. I complain a lot.