Tuesday, December 27, 2011

“Managing Success is More Challenging Than Managing Failures”- Professor M.S.Rao

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” - Booker T. Washington

Managing success is more challenging than managing failures. It sounds strange right! Yes, when you achieve success more people flock around you to congratulate and to share your success. And you find it tough to manage them. At the same time you will have more challenges as there will be people who are envious of your success and criticize you by highlighting your negative past or sometimes criticize your means and methods of reaching to the top.

It is tough to know who are your real friends especially after achieving success. When you fail you can easily assess your friends who stand by you.  It is true that prosperity brings friends while adversity tests them.

After achieving success, if you don’t pay attention to others due to your busy schedules you will be misunderstood that success has gone to your head. If you closely associate with everybody few people may take undue advantage out of your closeness.  They may send wrong signals to others. Sometimes people try to attack you so that they get noticed easily by others. These days, several small people with little egos began attacking the big leaders with shoes. Sometimes they slap the top people in public to get instant publicity. Therefore, the successful people have to be more careful in protecting their image and managing their success. They know how hard to achieve success and they must also learn that maintaining success and retaining fame is still harder.

Hence, understand the intricacies involved in achieving success. Learn to manage your success well through proper time management.  And above all, have humility to grow still taller in stature.  Accept the reality that it is easy to manage failures but tough to manage your success.

Professor M.S.Rao
Founder, MSR Leadership Consultants, India
Where Knowledge is Wealth

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