by William Savage
(Lakeside, Montana USA)
Many people fail because their afraid of what progress and sustained individual success may bring.
- They imagine scenarios accompanying success that they feel they may not be able to handle, and this, in turn, dampens their progress and their sustained individual success.
- With success, the expectations of others grows, and unless you have a pretty solid level of self esteem, these greater expectations can be frightening indeed.
- And with success there usually comes motivation to learn more.
- You should even learn from occasional failures, and they will happen.
- That simply isn't true.
- Apparently success breeds greater degrees of proficiency and sustained individual success
- There are, of course, limits...as is often pointed out in "The Peter Principle."
The Peter Principle states that as you succeed and are promoted up the ladder you will eventually reach your "level of incompetence".
- It suggests that you will eventually reach a plateau where you now either barely meet expectations or are beginning to fail.
- Some reach this level quickly, some late in their careers, and a few fortunate ones never seem to reach it at all.
- But...as the saying goes, "You make your own luck."
- Be aware of it but don't fear it.
- Have a plan.
- And, keep in mind that as you succeed, you will learn more and what you learn will lead to your future of progress and sustained individual success.
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