“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” —Theodore Roosevelt
Success makes you fly.
It is hard to remember what is at the bottom when you are already up there. It can be understandable sometimes but annoying most of the time.
People who succeed often come from the bottom and it can be easy to change one’s character once success has been tasted. It is addictive and something we all want to achieve. Great, isn’t it? The dreaming and the working hard, yes. The high and mighty attitude? Not even a little.
It is good to keep your feet on the ground even when you have already achieved the impossible. Humility is the first trait that defines who are truly successful.
Here is how you can stay humble and enjoy your success at the same time:
Remember where you came from
One of the easiest ways to stay on the ground is remembering where you came from. It is hard to forget the hard work you did and everything else you have gone through. It means keeping it real and never forgetting where you came from. It keeps you grounded even when you are living in a world of success.
Know you who your friends are
You meet a lot of people on your way to success and even more when you get there. Choose your friends and the company you keep. Most of all, remember the people who were with you when you were struggling and facing challenges after challenges. They are the people who helped you get to where you are today. They are the ones who have your back through thick and thin.
Be true to yourself
Don’t change for anyone or descend to the level of people who keeps floating in the sky. The person who achieves greatness and success is the same person who should enjoy it. Don’t change just because you are successful – stay humble because you are.
Success may not be easy, but if you have achieved it, it means you have done what you can and did more right than wrong. Be kinder to others and most of all, be kinder to yourself. It is not selfish, it is necessary, and you know it. You cannot be kind to others nor stay grounded when you are mean to you and you know this.
Lend a helping hand
Helping others is not an obligation, it is something that comes from within. Don’t be shy in lending a hand. Sometimes, it may be the thing they need to have a good day or start a good life. Remember, no one is too good or too successful to help others.
Success can always be achieved with the right attitude and mindset. What we do matters before we get there as much as what we do when we get there.