How to Enjoy Your Successes

No matter how successful you are, there's always another promotion to win, more money to make, a bigger house to buy. No wonder you're stressed! To enjoy your victories (rather than stressing about what's next), imagine success as comprising four categories that must all be in balance: (1) happiness, (2) achievement, (3) significance (positively affecting those you care about), and (4) legacy (helping others find future success). Record your victories so far in each category. Are some categories relatively empty and others overfull? If so, practice achieving "just enough" additional success in an overfull category. That way, you can focus your efforts on a different category that needs more development.

Today's Management Tip of the Day was adapted from the HBR article, "Success That Lasts," by Laura Nash and Howard Stevenson.

By washingtonpost.com Editor  |  August 21, 2008; 9:10 AM ET  | Category:  Management Tip of the Day
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