By All Means Grow, But Remain Humble

| August 3, 2012

Success is a great thing! It brings out the best in all of us, and along with it comes a sense of pride and personal accomplishment. By all means, bask in it. But how do you allow yourself to grow and stay focused, while remaining humble? This can be a challenge for some because the temptation that accompanies growth and success is to start seeing yourself and those around you in a whole new light. In order not to fall into the trap of unhealthy pride and self-satisfaction, it is important that you remember that truly successful people are those who manage to climb high without looking down on others.

Stay Grounded: Remember that those heads you choose to look down on are the very heads on which you climbed to get to the top. No man (or woman) is an island. It took grace, personal sacrifice and the sacrifice of others to get you there. The moment you forget that will be the moment you fall.

Be Appreciative: Every triumph we experience in life deserves to be appreciated, and so do those who helped us to get there. Appreciate your clients, your customers, your readers, your subscribers, and your support group – friends and family – because without them, you never would have made it.

Remember Fate: It works both ways and no condition is permanent. Not even the condition of riches and professional success. Just as quickly as you rise, you will fall even faster if you let your ego get in the way of good judgment and humility. Just ask those who have lost millions, homes, children and careers in the twinkle of an eye.

Be aware of your Enemies: Yes, even you! Those waiting to see you fall are numerous. Remaining humble and modest gives such people less reasons to gloat when you stumble. And when that time comes, you will also realize that those who stand with you are far greater than those who stand against you.

It is very important that you build a cheerleading squad on your way up because they’ll be the very same people you’ll meet on your way down.

Do you have other tips or a story you would like to share about how to remain humble in the face of embracing success? Please share it below. Afrikan Goddess would love to hear from you. 

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