When the main driver is the fear to lose what one has achieved, most likely there will be poor decisions, regret, and misery.
We need to be able to maintain a distance from our achievements. By all means, let’s be proud of them. But also remember that our job, our role, our income, our wealth, the praises we receive, the targets we met, the network we built. They are not a measure of our worth.
Nurture practices instead, craft a purpose that gives you meaning, stick to values you feel are right. Focus on what is in your power. That’s when you realize that when you fall, your foundations are solid, and you will have plenty of occasions to start afresh.
You will also find that you will fall less and less often.
Perhaps because we are all falling all the time.