Handling Success— It’s Not a Walk in the Park!
You may have a couple of strategies that help you chart out the road to your success, but do you know what comes afterward?
We’ve all heard stories of successful people who climb so high up the ladder that they can’t seem to see anything or anyone past their fame, success and pride. We vow to ourselves that we won’t be arrogant or adopt a haughty demeanor. However, one does wonder—does worrying about our behavior cross our mind if success is well within our grasp?
Take a look at look at how you can manage your success with humility and compassion.
Once you reach the top, the only way forward is down
Attaining success may be a difficult journey, but it doesn’t mean your path has come to an end. Hard work has gotten you to the top; sustaining it is what’s going to keep you there.
The day you stop working to the best of your abilities is the day success begins slipping away from you. Hence, it’s important to know that success is rarely consistent.
The slippery slope of pride and humility
Once you’re at the top, you can’t help but feel an overpowering sense of accomplishment—and while it’s vital to celebrate achievements, it also equally important not to let those achievements get to your head.
Your journey to the top may have been a rocky one, but pride is a slippery slope and it’s easy to fall in its trap. Hence, humility is the companion one must embrace. This allows a person to view success as a manifestation of not just hard work but also the efforts loved ones have contributed.
Changing because of success or changing through success?
Successful people often find themselves getting caught up in their own needs and desires. In doing so, they fail to acknowledge the monumental difference their privilege and influence can bring about for others.
You should always stay in touch with your roots so you don’t forget the vow you made to yourself about eliminating systematic hurdles that make the journey to the top so hard for others. So, instead of letting success change you, use your influence to change the lives of those who weren’t as fortunate as you.
It’s Lonely Up at Mount Olympus
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and there’s a reason why Zeus rules alongside other gods atop Mount Olympus.
Know that your success can never be attributed to your hard work alone. It’s the support and the sheer will and determination of your close friends and family who were instrumental in helping you to grow. Understanding this will also allow you to empathize with those who seek your help just like you sought out help from your loved ones.
Your life isn’t just about your success
Rising through the heights may have been one of the most important journeys you took, but you should know that it’s not the only part of your life.
As primary as success may be to your existence, understand that happiness derived from it is short-lived and superficial. It’s the bonds you make on your journey that truly add value to your life.
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