Success Or Bust

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.

Takeaway Truth

Writer, know thyself. Sort through your feelings now. Get your thinking straight or you'll engage in self-sabotage throughout your career.

1 comment:

  1. Afraid of sucess? No. I'd have to be making some progress to worry first!

    I worry about never being willing to make the next step because I feel, given time, I could make things better. I'm a perfectionist and that tends to slow me down sometimes.