“Once you believe that you are Ripe, You are Ready to Rot!”
“Well, I did do a good job and definitely deserve a break!”
Well, it’s fine to feel satisfied with your past efforts and achievements. BUT……….And its a BIG BUT……….The problem is that it’s now your PAST
So, you can’t sit and think of your past achievements as your source of contention because the future is still open for you – and for a lot of others too. And they might, in all probability, challenge your past achievements and leave you sitting like an exposed duck!
The answer to this scenario must be to stop thinking that you’re all ‘Ripe’ and ‘Great’ now and slowly crawl out of your comfort zone seeking the next challenge, the next project, the next achievement, and then the next, and then the next till you know how much you still need to do!
A sure-shot way of dealing with this is to always set very high goals, sometimes beyond any possible conception of achievability, and compare your performance in any skill-set to the best that has ever been.
The following James Cameron quote on this subject is my personal favorite –
“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, You will fail above everyone else’s success!”
I’ll end this post with a question to all of you, a quote from Ray Kroc:
“Are you Green and Growing, Or Ripe and Rotting?