Success...bottoms - up!
Who doesn't want to be successful? Even as kids, we dreamt of
reaching the pinnacle someday. We get a lot of tips and pieces
of advice on how to snag success in an instant and once it has
stopped by right at our doorstep, there is nothing left to do
but gush over it.
People define success as where they desire to go, what they need
to achieve and what skills they can give. Success is relative.
Success can mean wealth, it can mean enhancement of one's
talent. Success can be the be-all and end-all of someone's
existence. If that is case, that person is totally drunk on
The question "Are you drunk on success?" can mean two things: it
can be "are you too engrossed with success that you're
forgetting everything else" and it can also mean "are you
finally enjoying what you have?" But the meaning leans toward
more on the latter.
Too much success is a good thing, but being too preoccupied on
this success isn't.
How to know if one is drunk on success? Read on to find out:
1. You are just too busy planning how to be more successful.
You're way above successful but for you there is no such thing
as successful enough so you work yourself to death and just
ignore everything else. It is a classic case of being drunk on
success. You are just so impossibly workaholic that there is no
2. You tend to become selfish.
For you, success gets depleted if you keep sharing so you just
keep everything to yourself. Success has turned you to a
tightwad and cheapskate. Oh no!
3. You turn to a materialistic person.
Let's admit it, we all love gorging on material things but too
much of them can just squeeze the values and goodness out of us.
If being drunk on success means being drunk on everything that
has a designer label, then it is best to assess things first.
Again, this article points out that being too successful is not
a bad thing. Oh no, of course not! But what if you haven't
reached that success level yet, what can be done? To be drunk on
success in a good way, remember the following:
1. Write down your goals.
Then cross out every goal accomplished. Knowing your goals and
seeing them all neatly written down can inspire you and motivate
you more. Then soon enough, success will just come in an instant!
A lot of people have been taking priorities for granted. If you
are aware of your priorities, then you know what things to
accomplish first. Result? Success will come easily!
3. Don't watch too much TV.
You heard it right? If you minimize the TV viewing then you can
concentrate on other things. Breaking the couch potato habit can
lead you to better things and before you know it, you're already
drunk on success.
4. Positive thinking can go along way.
Oh yes! If you envision positive results, expect yourself to
gain positive results! People underestimate positive thinking
and they shouldn't. Remember, you are what you think. If you are
normally a pessimistic person, start looking at the brighter
5. Be friends with successful people.
Not that you are going to use them or anything, but if you
surround yourself with people you made it big, inspiration
arrives early and easily.
6. Don't forget your values.
This is such a basic thing. Never forget essential things in
life like honesty, trust, kindness, courage and determination.
If you are armed with all those values, success will not be
7. Have faith!
Don't say to yourself that you cannot make it. Don't be stuck in
a mindset that I will never get drunk on success. Have faith, my
friend! Faith moves mountains, that we all know.
8. Keep learning.
As soon as your mind becomes stagnant, nothing influential will
ever happen to you. Keep learning! Read those books! Indulge
yourself in intellectually stimulating conversations!
9. Never give up.
They say failure comes when people stop trying. Remember that
adage? Try and try until you succeed!
Getting drunk and intoxicated on success is a good thing, only
if one knows how to handle it properly. Don't let success get
into your head. Keep yourself humble and grounded. Cheers!