Your life is a journey with lots of stops along the way and if you could have some idea what to expect, at least some of the time, you might feel a lot better about the whole thing. The image of life as a journey is so much a part of our language that we don’t even stop to think about it.
It is very easy to lose sight of what is right and what is wrong when you successfully achieve your dreams. We give you some ways to help you stay grounded, no matter how famous or successful you become.
Always be grateful
Instead of being full of arrogance and pride, try being grateful. This feeling of gratitude will help you stay humble. Never forget those who helped you achieve this status and be forever thankful to them. Know that if it hadn’t been for their sacrifices, hard work, and a bit of luck, you would not have been standing where you are standing right now.
Remind yourself of life’s unpredictability
Always remember that life is extremely unpredictable and uncertain. Just because you are successful now does not guarantee that you will be successful 5 years from now. Just as you weren’t very sure of your current success, you should not be too sure of what’s to come. If you keep reminding yourself that things can change for the worse in a matter of seconds, then you will think twice before you fill yourself with pride.
Know there are things more important than success
When success colors your vision, try to remind yourself that there are people and things that are way more important than what you are striving for. Doing this will help you stay connected to things that actually matter and things that money and success cannot buy. If you are aware of what really matters in life, then you will think twice before looking down on someone who does not have money or fame.
Also, don’t forget the bad times and the lessons learnt from them.