“A Major Achievement, the First Step Toward Potential Failure…”

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A Reminder from “The Engineers of Life”…

“A Major Achievement, the First Step Toward Potential Failure…”

When are people most susceptible to failure? Would you be surprised to learn that it is following a major achievement? That’s right. Being susceptible to failure is greatest after a significant accomplishment. Why is that you’re asking?

It’s due to what we refer to as the Arrival Syndrome, and for most of us it’s an emotional condition we fail to notice. This usually occurs soon after a noteworthy achievement and the initial euphoric feelings of success.

The Symptoms of the Arrival Syndrome materializing are feelings of:
* Aimlessness
* Anger…
* Anxiety…
* Depression…
* Fear…

The Observable Behaviors of people experiencing the Arrival Syndrome are being:
* Arrogant…
* Argumentative, especially when their opinions and points-of-view are questioned…
* Defensive, especially when recommendations are offered regarding what to do next…
* Irritable…

So what’s the cause of the Arrival Syndrome? Simply stated, it’s caused by:
* Having an Unhealthy Definition of Success…
* Refusing to Make Future Commitments knowing that uncertainty and unpredictability unavoidably lies ahead…

We hope you find this “Reminder” useful. Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments about the Arrival Syndrome. Also, thank you to those of you who are sharing these “Reminders” with others. We greatly appreciate it.

Finally, if you are interested in learning how to avoid the Arrival Syndrome or to help another person avoid it, leave a comment or send us a message, and we’ll be happy to make it the topic of our next “Reminder”.

In the Spirit of Learning through Life…
Jimmie and Charlie Watson
“The Engineers of Life”

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