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The Scourge of ‘Success Panic’ and How to Fight Back

Mar 8, 2017, 3:20am EST

It snuck in like a thief in the night — a quiet, insidious intruder disturbing the dark peace… slinking about picking at the trappings of a life overflowing with contentment, money, achievement and energy.

“Success panic” passed through the threshold of my door when I was 44. It hit me with a blunt object — my slavish devotion to the art of the deal and the thrill of the kill. It came bearing a powerful question I had to find the answer to: How much was enough?

By this time, my television business had grown beyond our most optimistic projections. As a result, I had long since arrived at — and, in fact, surpassed — the goals I had established for accumulation of wealth. I had the big house. I had the Jaguar. I could, and did, travel to any place on earth I wished. I had either reached or was ahead of the plan to meet most of the rest of my goals as well.

With all of the good going on, success panic was the last thing I expected.

But I have learned since then that it is not at all uncommon. It seems to ride along with success, silently. But then, suddenly, it speaks up at the most inopportune time to even the bravest among us…READ MORE