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Don’t Sit on Your Laurels Too Long

September 20, 2013

Daily ReadDon’t Sit on Your Laurels Too Long

Finally feel successful? It’s a great feeling but don’t get too comfy. There are too many businesses’ that become numb and complacent which leads to their ultimate demise. Here are three things that could bring it all crumbling down.

  1. Egotism. As said by M. Goldsmith ‘What Got You Here Won’t Get You There’; even the most successful executive doesn’t necessarily have the precise skills today for the challenges of tomorrow.
  2. Laziness. Business is hard. Problem is, success often leads us to forget this fact, and, convinced we’ve found the ‘magic formula’, we start to operate on autopilot.
  3. Absenteeism. Of all the silent killers, this is the hardest to watch: A business leader reaches a level of success that attracts more and more opportunity for them, to the extent that their activity levels become so high, that instead of doing one thing well, they’re now doing multiple things poorly.

Woody Allen said 95 percent of success is showing up. What he meant, of, is showing up in every sense of the word– physically, yes, but also mentally and emotionally. And leave your ego at home.

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