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Afraid You’ve Peaked? 4 Ways to Keep Growing: Ask Madeleine

on April 12, 2015

Blanchard LeaderChat

Woman hiker at mountain peak rockDear Madeleine,

I recently earned a great big promotion, and just moved into a beautiful house with my hubby and toddler. But the truth is, I am terrified of all the success I’ve had before 35.

However will I sustain it?  How do I know I’ll be happy with all this when I look back when I’m 50?

Anxious

Dear Anxious,

Congratulations on your wonderful success!  It is normal to feel anxiety as your responsibility grows – the more you have, the more you have to lose if things go wrong.  Here’s the good news: research shows that 88% of the stuff you worry about will never happen, and that whatever does happen, you’ll deal with it better than you anticipate.

Let’s take a look at your concerns:  sustaining your success and determining what really makes you happy.  Here are a few big ideas that should help:

  • Define what success…

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