Quote for the Week
Somerset Maugham said: The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous. On the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
Have you or do you suffer from fear of success? You think if you get successful then you'll be set apart from your family and friends? You'll have other problems to contend with and don't know how you'll handle them? Do you fear losing the comfortable rut you're in because you're unsure how success will change others' perceptions of you?
Do you let these nebulous, subconscious thoughts affect your forward progress? Now, how silly is that? Fearing something that could give you what you want - success.
Writer, know thyself. Sort through your feelings now. Get your thinking straight or you'll engage in self-sabotage throughout your career.