Monday, October 6, 2014

4 Important Tips to Prepare for Success


An interesting post by Srini Pillay on a blog at the Harvard Business Review that I recommend you read and think about.  As the author points out: People often prepare for failure, but rarely prepare for what they will do when they succeed.  And this can cause you unexpected problems.

Here is the gist of the article, with a link to the original.
  1. "Don’t do victory laps.
  2. "Focus on the value you bring, not on winning per se.
  3. "Stay in the “here and now”.
  4. "Reach higher.
"People often prepare for failure, but rarely prepare for what they will do when they succeed. Even when we consciously want to be successful, enjoying that success can be a challenge. By following the suggestions above, you can create a framework for managing success so that you can more reliably sustain your success when it occurs. If you are conscious about these factors, you will create far more opportunities to sustain your success over time."

Click here to read the full HBR article:

The Unexpected Consequences of Success


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Srini Pillay, M.D. is the CEO of NeuroBusiness Group and award-winning author of numerous books, including Life Unlocked: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear, as well as Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of Great Leaders. He is also Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School and teaches in the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.

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