Thursday November 10, 2011 #367

“The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success.  Talent is only a starting point in business. You’ve got to keep working that talent.”

~Irving Berlin

It may seem unfair, but yes, even when you achieve a goal you efforts cannot cease.  Certainly take time to pause and reflect on your success and celebrate your achievement and good fortune.  And then?  Charge ahead toward the next goal.  It is easy to find examples of “one hit wonders” who worked hard and made a name for themselves in some endeavor – and then were never heard from again.  Often, they expected their success to automatically continue without the incredible drive and passion that led them to their initial success.  Our work is, indeed, never done.  The good news is that continuous effort leads to continuous success more often than not.  And after each victory, a celebration can be enjoyed to the fullest – right before we get back to work!