Lessons in Victory: How to handle Success
Three young men were discussing success, 1st one says- I think success is being invited to the white house to consult with the president! 2nd one says- I think success would be being invited to the white house to consult with the president, and the red phone rings, and He doesn't answer it because He is talking to you. 3rd one says- I think success would be being invited to the white house to consult with the president, and the red phone rings, and He answers it and it's for you!
Success can be intoxicating!
What ever happened to you?
Success can sometimes dazzle you in the achieving, but there's usually someone around to help you keep a proper perspective. TV anchorman Tom Brokaw has a story about that: Brokaw was wandering through Bloomingdale's in New York one day, shortly after he was promoted to co-host on the Today Show. The Today Show was a pinnacle of sorts for Brokaw after years of work, first in Omaha, then for NBC in Los Angeles and Washington, and he was feeling good about himself He noticed a man watching him closely. The man kept staring at him and finally, when the man approached him, Brokaw was sure he was about to reap the first fruits of being a New York television celebrity. The man pointed his finger and said, "Tom Brokaw, right?" "Right," said Brokaw. "You used to do the morning news on KMTV in Omaha, right?" "That's right," said Brokaw, getting set for the accolades to follow. I knew it the minute I spotted you," the fellow said. Then he paused and added, "Whatever happened to you?"
Some people begin to believe the flattery that other are saying about them.
They believe their own press releases.
They begin to feel that they are indispensable.
As I said before the devil doesn't care which ditch he gets you in just as long as you are off the road.
Either the ditch of discouragement from failure or the ditch of pride from success.
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