The Big Problem That Comes With Any Career Success
Trying to reach a goal is difficult, but you finally did it: You landed the job, snagged the raise, or got the promotion. The only thing that’s more difficult than going after something you want? Keeping that level of success after you’ve achieved it.
In his popular TED talk, success analyst and author Richard St. John explains that it’s easy to want to sit back and relax once you’ve worked hard to achieve a goal (in his case, that included buying an incredibly expensive car). But the second you stop hustling, you’re setting yourself up for failure instead of more success.
What’s St. John’s recommendation for keeping yourself on the right track? Watch the rest of his talk below.
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Lily is a writer, editor, and social media manager, as well as co-founder of The Prospect, the world’s largest student-run college access organization. In addition to her writing with The Muse, she also serves as an editor at HelloFlo and Her Campus. Recently, she was named one of Glamour’s Top 10 College Women for her work helping underserved youth get into college. You can follow Lily on Twitter.More from this Author