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Success is a Continuous Journey by Richard St. John (Full Transcript)

Richard St. John

Watch, listen and read the full transcript of success analyst Richard St. John’s Presentation: Success is a continuous journey at TED conference.

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Richard St. John – Success analyst

Why do so many people reach success and then fail? One of the big reasons is, we think success is a one-way street. So we do everything that leads up to success, but then we get there. We figure we’ve made it, we sit back in our comfort zone, and we actually stop doing everything that made us successful. And it doesn’t take long to go downhill. And I can tell you this happens, because it happened to me.

Reaching success, I worked hard, I pushed myself. But then I stopped, because I figured, “Oh, you know, I made it. I can just sit back and relax.”

Reaching success, I always tried to improve and do good work. But then I stopped because I figured, “Hey, I’m good enough. I don’t need to improve anymore.”

Reaching success, I was pretty good at coming up with good ideas. Because I did all these simple things that led to ideas. But then I stopped, because I figured I was this hot-shot guy and I shouldn’t have to work at ideas, they should just come like magic. And the only thing that came was creative block. I couldn’t come up with any ideas.

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