I attended a Toastmasters meeting today themed, “Life after success”. These are few thoughts about the topic.
Life after success is exciting, energizing, exhilarating, challenging, and at times frustrating.
We need to raise the bar every time you meet with success.
Success is like my wife, who never is satisfied with my cooking. She always gives me expert feedback. I try to raise my bar every time I cook, which was quite rare pre-Covid times, but now is more like on alternate days.
Failure gives context and perspective to success. Without failure success makes no sense.
Satisfaction is a two-edged sword. It cuts you if you hang on to it for a bit longer, but it helps you propel forward if you know what exactly is, a pit stop to reflect and set higher bar for ourselves.
The important aspect is always to grow ourselves, however infinitesimal the growth might. We got to inch forward.
We are always needed in the present. Time is an illusion which encourages us to believe in the existence of the past and the future. Let me tell you my friends, none of them exist.
Life after success is always the present. And we need to focus how we can improve this moment.
To conclude, I reiterate Steve Jobs’ thought, “Stay hungry, stay foolish.”