A friend of mine asked me if I was resting on my laurels.
Yikes, I have to answer yes. I feel validated and that is where the trap is. A little success goes a long way is wrecking you. It makes you lazy and you stop trying so hard as when you had before you had any success.
I remember what Kirk Douglas said. “The best time in my life was when I had nothing but a dream.”
Once you get the dream you can’t relax and say oh now its is done. Nothing is done till you are dead. then you are done. You should keep getting higher and higher and better and better. Nominal success is really nominal and if you stay there to long it is dangerous. You lose your edge.