“Success breeds success.”
With all due respect, we disagree.
Success does not breed success.
At least not directly.
And in some cases, success actually breeds failure.
Success breeds success, but only indirectly
Success breeds affirmation. You’re on the right track. You’re doing the right things.
Success breeds confidence. You did well. You’re going to reach BIGG success.
Success breeds enthusiasm. Achieving a goal is fun. It’s easy to get excited about reaching for even bigger goals.
Success breeds energy. You can’t wait to get started on your next goal. You’re all pumped up, ready to go!
Success breeds all of these factors. You bring them all to your next BIGG thing.
How can you help but win? But sometimes it doesn’t work out that way…
Success breeds failure
Sometimes, success leads to failure. This happens indirectly as well.
We’ve seen it happen many times. We help small business owners start a second business.
We share with them the 15 most common mistakes that people make when starting a second business.
Seven of them are related to this attitude of success breeding success. Specifically, they get too confident.
They make poor decisions or execute poorly because of this over-confidence. It leads to failure.
It’s tougher to fail after an initial success than before. Generally, there’s more at risk financially.
And it’s especially difficult emotionally. You start to question whether the first time was just luck.
So success can breed success indirectly. But be on the alert for over-confidence so your success breeds BIGG success!