As you go about developing yourself in your business or in your career, you will have moments when you feel on top of the world, and other moments when you think that everything is falling apart around you. The good news is that this is a natural part of being human. But knowing that your emotions may go up and down on your journey to success is not the same as and actually keeping your emotions in check.
Success can take many different forms. It can be a successful family, a blossoming career, or a booming business. Whatever success means to you, it is important to always remember that it is an impermanent thing. Success is not a constant state of existence, and as such, when you feel that you have achieved success, you haven’t ‘gotten there’.
I have read many self help books, business books and religious books, and all the inspired authors recognise one truth – that the good comes with the bad. What this means is that with every success comes failure, and with every failure comes success. The two feelings and subsequent emotions are intrinsically tied. And as such, appreciating each emotion you have on the journey to success is important, but not as important as not getting carried away by them.
In no way should you deny yourself the chance to feel and experience the joy, happiness and excitement that comes from achieving a dream. It is everyone’s purpose to experience these feelings for themselves during their life, and to help others experience these emotions too. But, as with any process of learning and experiencing, there will come a time when the feelings will fade, the experience will change, and you will be presented with more challenges in your life that will cause you to think that you have not succeeded.
So, whilst you are enjoying the emotional highs during a period of success, recognise that future challenges will come your way. This will help you to remain respectful of others and their current situation as well as appreciate your…