Have you ever felt a regret of wishing you would have kept working after a big win in your life? If you are anything like me, you can probably think of a time in your life where this is true. Or maybe you are feeling that right now?
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As it turns out you and I are not alone either.
One of the most popular YouTube Vloggers Casey Neistat (like 1 million views per video posted) stated in a interview recently that he regrets not continuing to work after he had produced a series with his brothers for HBO.
Watch the snippet below to hear this in his own words.
As Casey explains, he wishes he would have continued to produce videos, but he admits he felt like he had made it to the big time and coasted for the next 2 years.
It is something he and I share in common.
3 years ago I was on a stage at one of the biggest events in the blogger, vlogger and podcast industry that existed at that time. It was something I dreamed of being a part of and it was awesome.
I walked around with my "Speaker" badge, shook hands, connected with others and even celebrated with other great speakers in an incredibly fancy private lounge at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas.
I watched the water spray up from the massive fountains as we all sang along to a Pavarotti song that was playing. It was epic.
It was a great success which made me feel like "I had made it"....
Unfortunately, I became comfortable and like what the Casey stated "comfort is decline".
It has taken me a long time to understand what all happened in my journey as I sat back and wondered why things were not continuing to happen the way that I thought they should, but now I get it.
I was in decline.
However, in 2016 I finally understood some great words of advice from the insightful author Rory Vaden that "Success is never owned, it is rented and the rent is due every day."
So my challenge to you is to not get caught up in the moment after you feel like you "made it".
Do not just put your feet up and get comfortable. Every day is a new day and you will need to continue to work in order to make progress and have more success in your life.