So far, I've always thought of my previous success as a springboard, as an enabler of my next success. However, this week I started thinking that my previous success might not only be good, especially for my mental resilience.
Here is how the previous success could be in my way.
It makes me:
- ...constantly compare and put pressure on myself "This next product needs to be equally successful or even more than the last."
- ...think about: "What will people think about this? Does it make sense as my next move?"
- ...impatient as I expect a certain result after a certain amount of time and effort, coz "that's how it was the last time!"
- ...blind and miss new opportunities because I think "I already know how this works."