The Arrogance of Success

“The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” — William Pollard

Contentment. One of the most dangerous places we can reach in our lives as adults. How can you possibly say “I don’t need to work any harder. I’m good as am.”? Being successful is great. Knowing you’re successful is fine too. The problem arises when you lose your hunger to be better. You can always take advantage of an opportunity to learn more. There is always another book or article you can read to enhance your product or service. “Perfect” is something we will never be so, though we may be “successful,” we will never be “successes in full.”

That’s where the hunger comes in. Know that you have something (perfection) to reach for and don’t stop reaching until you reach it or until you retire. I’ll bet you a million dollars on which will come first. Keep pushing.

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