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Do not let success get into your head

Happy successful African American business woman at company celebrating. PHOTO | FOTOSEARCH
Happy successful African American business woman at company celebrating. PHOTO | FOTOSEARCH  

“Never let success get to your head and never let failure into your heart.”

A rat once accidentally swallowed a diamond. The owner of the diamond tried to chase the rat but it escaped into a vacant plot where there were thousands of other rats. 

Not willing to give up, he contracted a rat hunter to find and kill it to get his diamond back.

When the rat hunter arrived there were more than a thousand rats bunched up. 

The hunter watched the rats carefully and killed the one that had swallowed the diamond.

The amazed diamond owner asked:

How did you find out the rat from over these thousands of rats. The rat hunter responded: “Easy. When idiots get rich they don’t mix with others.” 

The hunter had carefully watched the rats which were bunched up and noticed that there was just one sitting by itself away from the pack. He killed it and got the diamond. 

When you work hard in silence, success makes all the noise. 

You don’t have to make an effort to let the world know about your success. 

Here are a few tips to put in practice when you meet success.