Achieving success is only one victory, the real achievement is to maintain your success while making progress to new levels of success. Becoming successful can be easier than maintaining the success. Here are 4 things you must keep doing after you become successful:
Successful people can quickly move from a serving to self-serving mindset. Success can cause them to begin to believe they have arrived at a place where they no longer need to serve or help others while at the same time those same people should start to serve them. This is dangerous because this mindset can cause one to lose influence and jeopardize what they have built. You can still enjoy the rewards of success but make sure to always serve those around you, especially to those who have contributed directly to you becoming successful in the first place.
Keep taking risks
Taking a certain amount of risk is required in order to achieve success. However, after becoming successful a danger is to stop taking calculated risks, the type which lead the person to become successful in the first place. Success can cause a person to be complacent and comfortable. They avoid risking because it could cause them to fail or lose the level of success they have achieved. To maintain and achieve the next level of success requires taking risks. Chose to be a leader who always takes calculated risks no matter how successful you become.
Keep growing yourself
After a leader becomes successful it is necessary to maintain the habit of learning by consuming personal growth content. Prior to success a driven person often has the desire to grow and learn, with the goal being to become knowledgeable and competent within their field. This positions them to excel toward success. Once success comes some can be tempted to place a low priority on personal growth or stop the habit all together. The problem is this only prevents future success and causes the leader to plateau. You need to keep learning and growing yourself so you can achieve your maximum potential. This is a choice best made before you achieve success because after you become successful you can easily overlook the need to grow yourself.
Success can cause a person to slow down or take it easy. After becoming successful is when you need to keep hustling so you will maintain your level of success. You have to avoid thinking success is a destination and start seeing it as a never ending journey. When you keep hustling it will lead to greater levels of success. You should place your life purpose and vision of the future at the center of your life while working hard in your core responsibilities. No matter your current level of success, keep moving forward by hustling.