July 1st, 2013 10:46 EST
Do Not Let Fame and Success Go To Your Head
Many successful people and authors sometimes have a difficult time in coping with their fame, success, and popularity. As a successful managing fear author, here are some suggestions I learned on how to not let fame get the best of me.
First, a person must understand that fame comes and goes and that a person has no control over their popularity. Fame is elusive and cannot be controlled. I learned that fame is something you can`t hold onto. Sooner or later your fame will go away.
A person must understand that they can`t remain on top forever. A person may be the talk of the town today but tomorrow is another day. There are millions of people who are trying to be in the same spot as you. You will not remain on top for long.
Many successful people that I dealt with focus on their fame which is a short term thing. This is a mistake. A person should focus on their long term business goals instead of their current popularity. You want to make the decisions that are best for your business and your personal life in the long run. This is how I deal with my success as an author.
It is nice when everyone is coming to you for your attention, however those same people will be chasing down someone else in a couple of months. My recommendation is to enjoy the time in the spot light but don`t get used to it. People are concerned about their problems and not your success and fame. You can only impress people for so long.
Finally, learn from the mistakes of others who have dealt with fame and success. There are countless number of people who made the mistake of letting fame get the best of them. This can lead to all kinds of problems including fear, anxiety, stress, addiction, depression and other mental health issues.
If you are not sure of what to do in handling your fame, then talk to a professional counselor who can give you some advice. Do not underestimate the affects of fame and success regardless how successful you may be.
Stan Popovich is the author of A Layman`s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods.For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com/