How Do You Handle Success?

Head on over to and make money online with Alan Johnson, today’s guest blogger.

I’ve covered the issue of handling failure with my previous guest post and it should be clear that after failing, you shouldn’t let yourself get discouraged, that you should ask yourself a few important questions in order to learn from your mistakes and never repeat them again and that, afterwards, it’s time to get back on the saddle.

So you think that you can handle failure? Alright then, but what about success? A lot of online entrepreneurs end up settling for less and not trying to reach their true potential as a result of the fact that they don’t know how success should be handled.

Success Is a Moving Target

After setting the right goals, developing a winner’s attitude, working towards achieving those goals and learning from mistakes, you may have reached a point when you think that you can consider yourself successful. If you think that you’ve reached your destination, then I am afraid that you are not nearly as successful as you think you are.

Why? Simply because success is not about the destination, it’s all about the journey in itself and being successful comes from knowing that you are on the right track. If you think that, just because you’ve won a few battles here and there, you are somehow above failure, if you actually think that a few victories make you perfect then, my friend, you still have a lot to learn.

There’s nothing wrong with giving yourself credit for your achievements, but never make the mistake of going over-board and becoming blinded by what you think represents success. If you don’t keep your feet on the ground then, rest assured, the reality check you’re facing will make you change your way of thinking.

The Only People Who Don’t Make Mistakes Are The Ones Who Don’t Try

You are never above failure, simply because you are only human and not a robot. Do you think that successful people didn’t make mistakes, do you think that they consider themselves perfect? If so, then you couldn’t be more wrong. Successful people have made far more mistakes than the rest of the crowd and they know it. Do they think they’re perfect? Of course not, even if it may seem that some of them do. In fact, they are well aware of the fact that not being perfect has played an important role in helping them become what they are today. They would not nearly be as successful if not for their attitude towards both failure and success.

Did all rich people retire after making their first million? What about their first billion? No and, once again, no. Not settling for less is what being successful is all about. Every entrepreneur has goals such as “hitting the $x milestone”, but that doesn’t mean that they should stop after reaching them. So you have secured a certain victory? That’s great, reward yourself, celebrate, but afterwards, it’s time to see things in perspective and start setting higher goals. If you’ve managed to reach your first million, it’s clear that you are a person with the potential of taking things to the next level, why would you stop there?

What about you, are you ready to take things to the next level? Do you know how to handle success?