Will You Know How to Handle Success?

Will You Know How to Handle Success?

In my last blog article, I discussed failure—how it feels and how many respond to it. If you missed the article, click here to see it.

We can’t talk about failure without considering success. Failure is an unavoidable part of the journey toward success, and being prepared for it is key. We can say the same about being prepared for success. Not everything you try is going to fail. You’ll experience successes along the way, too, and you need to be just as prepared for these occasions as you do for eventual failures.

Remember How You Felt Before Your Success

How did you feel before being successful at something you tried to do? You were able to live without that success and you would also have been fine had you failed. Keep in mind that your feelings of triumph don’t alter your mindset. You succeeded this time, but you may experience another failure at a future date. Remember that success doesn’t define you; hard work, grit, and determination do.

Don’t Spread the Word Too Far

Success feels amazing. Your first reaction may be to tell people all about it. Of course, you’re proud of yourself. It’s okay to tell a few people close to you, but be careful not to brag. Bragging is a sign of insecurity and a lack of confidence about your own strengths and abilities. When you achieve success, be confident and celebratory, but also be humble.

Share Your Experience with Those Who Can Benefit

Minor successes are nice, but major ones can be life-changing. If you’ve experienced life-changing success, share your experience with others in an effort to motivate and inspire them to be successful, too. In my book, I share several incidents where I saw success and others where I saw failure. As I’ve said in past blog posts, failure isn’t the only teacher; success can be, too.

Get Back at It

Celebrate after you achieve success, but don’t go overboard. Take a little time to restore your energy and feed your motivation to succeed again and then get back on the road. March onward toward the next milestone. Partying more than you achieve is a deceptively malignant practice. It’s important to get back to work sooner rather than later, further improving yourself and your work.


Tony Velasco Podcast Author and businessman, Tony Velasco, teaches the principles by which he built a multimillion-dollar business enterprise in his 20s. He lives in Valencia, CA with his wife, Allison. Tony believes that the prospect of losing is a part of growth, and greater than failure we should fear regret, in all things, at all costs.

His soon-to-be-released book, F**K Regret offers a step-by-step description of how the author executes every aspect of his daily life, how he was able to sustain the shutdown of gyms and other businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how he is rebuilding. Follow him on Instagram and at https://tonyvelasco.com