There is not a single person in our world who is not vulnerable to a tremendous setback.

If you don’t realise it, you’re putting yourself in an increasingly dangerous position.

The secret to sustaining your brilliance and being a decent citizen is to:

[1] Acknowledge how fortunate you are; and

[2] Acknowledge that you are not exempt from making poor decisions or having negative events happen to you.

No one has ever been vaccinated against going through a bad season in their lives. We all go through a winter season in our lives.

It is always helpful to remember that no one is immune from experiencing a setback.

When you are truly killing it, be careful not to fall into the trap of assuming that all of your talent and intelligence contributed to your success, that you are a genius and you are where you are because of your smarts alone.

If you have been successful in a particular area, whether at work, at a sporting event, in relationships, or financially, it indicates that you are a hard worker and that you have had some luck on your side.

When you are truly killing it, you have to work much harder to keep yourself from becoming arrogant… This is the most difficult thing to do.

When you are truly killing it, dial it in, and pull in your horns.

Look in the mirror and tell yourself: “Yes, I’m good at what I do; but, I should be appreciative of the environment and people that gave me the opportunity and supported me.”

Be grateful that you are lucky and that things are going well for you.

When you go through a winter season in your life, when things don’t go according to plan, whether it’s a financial setback, a broken relationship, or a loss of business, you need to brush yourself off, get up, lift your face, and face the world.

When you’re ahead, don’t flaunt it. Work hard and be nice to people.

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