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  • Writer's pictureDel Chatterson

Too proud of your stuff? Be careful.

Too proud of your stuff?

Be careful.

Success and self-confidence can deteriorate into arrogance and complacency. 

Sometimes success goes to your head and can make you a little crazy. You start to forget how hard it was and how much luck had to do with it. You started with humility, now you think you should be respected like the genius hero that you are.

Maybe not you, but you’ve seen it in somebody else? It can be the beginning of the end.

It’s best to remain humble and respect the fact that talent and hard work are necessary but not sufficient to be a consistent winner and world class performer. Preparation and opportunity need to meet and that takes new skills, more effort, and a lot of luck. You cannot take all the credit for your success and you cannot take it for granted that it will continue.

Arrogance and complacency are easy excuses for your team members and your supporters to abandon you. You’re just not fun to be with anymore.

Get over yourself. Look around and show gratitude and appreciation for all the people and the pieces of the puzzle that came together to get you to this point. You’ll be more likely to retain the support you’ll need to get to the next level.

Be better. Do Better. Be an Enlightened Entrepreneur.  

Del Chatterson, your Uncle Ralph

Learn more about Enlightened Entrepreneurship at: Read more of Uncle Ralph's advice for Entrepreneurs in Don't Do It the Hard Way & The Complete Do-It-Yourself Guide to Business Plans - 2020 Editions.

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