Still sounds like you rode other people's success. :/
Sorry your experience is unrewarding and you feel the need to bring others down to you. Your opinion doesn't really matter to me.
However, I guess you could say that I "rode on other people's success"......the athletes that were recruited and developed within the programs I worked achieved at high levels, in and out of the competition arena. Yep - because of their commitment, hard work, focus, discipline, etc they were successful......which led to my successes as well. So - you are correct.
Good luck to you. Have a great week.
Again sounds like others around you had success not directly because of your influence. Insert anyone and similar success if not better. :/