It's easier for me to explain why a failure isn't my fault. It's harder for me to admit that some successes have nothing to do with my ability. That's why the phrase "through no fault of my own" comes naturally to me, while I've never used the phrase "through no virtue of my own."
Naturally. Hmmm... I don't like to admit the fact that that witch -- my old nature -- is good at cackling at all the wrong things, is good at grasping at pleasure and destroying it with her claws, and is so good at deceiving that she's deceived herself. Then there's that new nature. That nature that's becoming like Christ, and laughs her head off at the things that God finds funny, that holds everything gently and carefully because she realizes it's all God's, and neither deceives or is deceived.
So which nature is going to win?