It’s hard to be humble after a big win
Are you still your toughest critic?
After a big win it’s hard not to bask in the glow of success; enjoy the applause and rave reviews; share the news on all your social media channels; smack the high-fives and accept the toasts to how wonderfully talented you are.
But when the celebrations are done, step back and take the time to reflect on this particular success. Can you do it again? Maybe even better? Or get there easier, or sooner next time.
You’re not done yet. Right? You want a repeat performance with equally good results.
Learn from the best and you’ll see that the biggest winners are their own toughest critics. In constant search for improvement; the passionate pursuit of perfection. What we used to call Kaizen, the Japanese management principle of involving everyone in the process of continuous improvement – focusing on product quality, manufacturing efficiency and performance of the final product.
Celebrate the wins and the small victories, but build on them to continue improving on the results. Enjoying the cheerleading, then take a look at the critiques. Keep the criticisms in perspective, but be the most honest, thoughtful, constructive critic yourself.
You have now raised expectations. Don’t disappoint.
Be better. Do better.
Del Chatterson, your Uncle Ralph
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