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It is true that nothing fails like success. Because the inability to handle success can be one of the most dangerous things that will hinder one's progress. When we become successful, we become complacent. This complacency comes in our way of learning new things. We believe that we have reached the pinnacle, so we stop learning. We stop our thinking and lose our desire to outperform.
While it is true that success plays a crucial role in increasing our self-confidence, it can also prevent us from exploring other (better) growth modules and ideas. We stick to the tried and tested route, and fail to explore avenues that can lead to enhanced growth, revenue as well as productivity. When we are successful, we feel that whatever we are doing is already correct. We feel that we are on the right path and there is no need to change at all.
Success can also lead to mental stress since people pressure themselves to sustain their achievements over a longer period. More ambitious people would also want to exceed all expectations, and stress themselves in their desire to have more.
What is more important is to ensure that we maintain a proper balance. Only a right perspective and a positive mental outlook can help us build on our successes, and move forward without compromising on our values and commitment, and health.
Success should act as a growth catalyst and should lay the platform for our progress. It is important that we do not rest on our laurels, and should make use of success to move closer to our higher goals. We should make use of the momentum that is generated to reach our next goal, but with the right perspective.
Make success a habit that will steer you in a positive direction and help you reach the next level without overstretching yourself.
• Being successful also means maintaining a proper balance
• Use your achievements to move closer to your other goals
• Move forward without compromising on values, commitment
Source: C. Sunil Roy, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Senior Manager, Publilink