It starts so slowly that it’s hard to notice, but success can change anyone. The first step is to be aware of it and not let success go to your head and ruin your relationships and business.
It’s hard to find another businessman who has made as many bold decisions as Donald Trump. Some of them made him millions while others – well, not so much. He’s an excellent example of what happens when you reach a certain level of success and think that you can have it all. Trump marked the late eighties and nineties with many impulsive decisions that cost him dearly.
Let’s just mention the story of the Trump Shuttle, a luxury air travel vehicle that cost him $128 million. Do you not remember the Trump Shuttle? It’s not surprising, as it lasted for a mere two years. The company was unable to meet even the loan’s interest and had to close down.
Had he listened to his financial advisors, none of this would have happened. However, his ego led him to believe he’s capable of making decisions alone, without consulting anyone. This happens more often than you think and you don’t have to be a millionaire to suffer this syndrome.
It’s so easy to become complacent when you achieve your goals. But it’s also very dangerous. That trait could ruin your relationships, your business, and you may not even be able to see yourself clearly. This article will help you understand how your success may be affecting you, but you have to be completely honest with yourself.