Here’s another lesson I’ve learned about success. Don’t let success define who you are. It can’t be your identity. Why? Because you may soon fail. And if/when you do, you don’t want to be identified as a failure.
Success and failure are a part of all successful people. And most successful people have learned the valuable lesson that they are not defined by what they do but by who they are. They are human beings, not human doings.
If you allow success to define you, you can soon become fearful and insecure. You are petrified to fail. Then you can’t operate in the freedom you need to be successful again.
You are much more than your success. You are a special creature created in the image of God. You are deeply loved by the one who made you. If you really believed it, you would never fear failure. And you’d never let success define you.
You realize both are deadly. And you know that life is so much more than even success and failure.