Why do so many people reach success and then fail?

Why do so many people reach success and then fail?

Richard St. Johnย – A man who found success in doing what he loved and upon reaching that failed only to reclaim it back. Presenting a video by Richard where he talks about the reasons why people fail upon reaching success and the way we can avoid doing the same. Success is a continuous journey and the rest is as below ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Take Aways from the video

1) Why do so many people reach success and then fail? – Cos we think success is a one way street!

– Is it? Or is it not? Is success just that you do a few stuff right and reach a destination and then stop? Does it mean that we are thoroughly satisfied all through our life just cos we did one achievement, reached one goal and felt good about it? Does it give us the right to stop or the opportunity to let it grow on us and we don’t?

2) Sitting back and relaxing when we reach success

– What do we do when we reach success? Do we work harder trying to reach more, do we try to help more people or do we just stay there cos our job is done and there is nothing else to do.

3) Change of focus from people to money

– We do the things we do cos we love it and those were the priorities. Do they actually change when we reach success? Granted that the money and the achievement may make us feel good. But is that all there is ?

4) Getting into something we don’t love just cos it gives us more opportunities

– This reminds me of the song from Rocky- Too many times it happens too fast and we change our passions for glory, don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past, you must fight just to keep them alive!”

5) Focussing on ourselves than the others which make it happen

– It is very easy to slip and start assuming that the world shifts axis and rotates around us. Well maybe it does, but not for long, not for eternity, it will stop the moment you stop focussing on others.

6) Success isn’t a one way street, it is a continuous journey

– If we think that we have reached success by doing a few things and that is the end of it, that will be the end of it. If you want continued success, you gotta keep striving

7) It is not about reaching success, it is about sustaining it!

– Too many people succeed in life and the reason why we have not heard of them is that they failed to sustain it. Consistency goes a much longer way than we think

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19 Responses to "Why do so many people reach success and then fail?"

  1. Good post Vinay and another quality video too. But I don’t know why “success, failure, reaching success and then failing, keeping success continuous, continued success in life,” is displaying at the top of your blog. Was it there from very beginning only and I noticed it today only, or it is a fault, cause I am unable to see it on other pages.

    1. Thank you Alok, I think this is some plug in which I started using recently for the meta tags. I remember these keywords cos I used to define the meta tags for that post. I am not sure why it is showing on the front page as well, I thought and still think it should be hidden. Thanks for pointing it out, I was thinking it was showing only for me. I will see if there is a hide option or else it is a better idea to deactivate the plug in!

      1. Very true Vinay. Please check if you used the same plugin for any other posts as well, and whether it is also showing the same or not. If it is displaying the same on other pages as well, then surely it need to deactivated and in fact deleted from your dashboard.

        1. Thanks Alok, I shall check that soon. I think I had used this very sparingly and I was quite surprised to see the wordings used in the meta tags appear. However I did’t read much to it since I thought it was localised to me.. Now I think I will delve into it a little further and sort it :).

        2. Yes Alok, I did check it up. It looks like it is repeating in many posts. I shall remove it today. Didn’t know it was causing such a distraction this silly thing.. Will delete it off today, I guess yaost would anyway do the meta tagging part, this things might be redundant and in the way too ..

  2. Things are ever changing. And we need to change ourselves with time. That’s why we fail because we don’t want to change. ๐Ÿ™‚ And it is about sustaining it.

    1. True Hemu, the only constant thing in life is change and the more we appreciate and embrace it, the closer we are to living life at the fullest and this probably what is called a successful life.

        1. Morning ruchi ๐Ÿ™‚ .

          Aah that is the one. I was wondering why it sounded so familiar!!

          He he really ? People have started telling me that I talk too much of philosophy already ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€

          1. Vinay I need gyan on ur success tips on blogging plz share ๐Ÿ˜€ rest of philosophy gyan is needed too at my age ๐Ÿ˜€ have to start thinking on spirituality ๐Ÿ˜€

          2. Ha ha :D.. Blogging success tips, well I think Alok is doing a great job at it, you should follow his posts quite religiously. You can find the link below


            For me I think what has worked is writing as much as possible, trying to understand what people want and trying to deliver the same, trying to simplify both the language and make posts more readable, guest blogging, trying to add more value and above all just writing for the fun of it cos we really really enjoy it. I think the rest will come as a process..

            PS: I am still struggling to generate more traffic on my posts. It looks like a long way ahead!

            Hope these help, ALok ji will be more than happy to help out with further tips on SEO and other bits. I have found his articles extremely helpful

          3. Ty so much for the Gyan ๐Ÿ˜€ & tips & yes I am already reading & following Alok ji BLog-posts. Really his posts seems to be like Beginners-Blog-O-Pedia ๐Ÿ™‚ am sure I am going to get addicted to indiblogger now ๐Ÿ˜€ tc. good wishes. Now going to read all pending backlog posts on indiblogger.

  3. Ah Vinay, I am really wordless and speechless after reading this from you. It is the real success for my blogging career, that a good blogger like you is praising me and my blogs. Though I am only a small fish of this sea, there are so many good bloggers out here and I am simply trying to give whatever I learnt during last few years.

    Thank you so much Vinay for all these appreciation. You simply made my day bro ๐Ÿ™‚

    I will always try to help others with whatever knowledge I do have with respect to SEO and Blogging etc.


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