Russ Whitney Let it Get to His Headposted by Russ Whitney in Russ Whitney

Get_To_Your_HeadHello friends and welcome. I’m Russ Whitney, author of Inner Voice: Unlock Your Purpose & Passion and, since it’s Wednesday, I’m your host for today’s blog.

Jumping right into it, I’d like to talk about dealing with success today, and how there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it.

I can tell you this from my own experiences, when I was younger and in what’s known as my “warrior phase” (it’s outlined in the book) I had a lot of success and I made sure that all of the people around me were very much aware of it.

Being successful is certainly nothing to be ashamed about, far from it. On the other hand, throwing your success in the faces of everyone around you, many of whom actually helped you to become successful, isn’t exactly a great way to endear yourself to those people. A little bit of humility goes a long way and, while a little bit of boasting is also okay, everyone needs to find a happy medium between the two.

The fact is, very few people become successful on their own. There are teachers and friends, family members and confidants, mentors and counselors, and even the neighbor down the street who have given advice, helped out, done a lot of legwork and so forth, all of which propelled you to the success that you now have.

Even if it was just a very small way, all of these people helped you to become successful and, in my case, there were many.

My problem was that I used to claim all of the success for myself and, rather than be thankful and “share the wealth”, I was boastful and a dreadful braggart.

Again, it’s not wrong to feel good about yourself when you’re successful, even if it’s only a small success or achievement that you accomplished. There’s also nothing wrong in a little self-promotion and a small amount of bragging, as long as you make sure to give the people who helped you to achieve your success their fair due.

Indeed, when you share your success and accomplishments with the people who help you achieve them, in many cases you end up being even more successful because of the affinity that you create for yourself among the people who helped you. If they really care about you they will help you to become even more successful and vice versa.

Having these types of positive relationships with your peers is a form of success in itself!

In other words, be grateful for the people who helped you to achieve your success and make sure to thank all of them graciously for their help.

Thanks for sharing this time with me today my friends. Have a wonderful day and we’ll see you back here next week Wednesday.

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