I wrote this piece with regards to so many entrepreneurial spirits and their enterprise who catapult to fame and recognition and then often find themselves unable to sustain themselves And the heart-wrenching truth is that not all have the resilience and the capability to bounce back.
But life is a circle and change is the order of nature.
In the toughest of rounds
Keep the faith and patience
And trust time to show the way…
Ladders that lead
The climb is a chase, but the fall is steep.
So persevere on beyond just the achievement.
Be tenacious in ascent & resilient in descent.
Ladders that lead you higher in the name of career success, fame and glory lead you to so much more than just that. As you climb each step gradually, you inch closer to your dreams.
You are chalking your life in every move. And then in the pinnacle of your success…
You realize you have reached your goal.
Here is the point of discernment
As you observe, check the signs around you
Are you ready to play the game of survival?
You will receive less warmth here than ever before.
Your colleagues will change their minds
Think twice before supporting you
So fear not and keep on going
Stay mindful in the moment.
Ladders are meant to go up and down. If you have climbed up you must know to establish your survival modes else there is the ladder that brings you down.
But it’s doubly much harder to bear on the way down than the challenges you face on the way up.
What do you do when ladders do the disappearing act?
Sometimes the ladder vanishes
And there is no clear way to step down
Except for a blind leap of faith.
There may be darkness and fear
Sadness and silence
Shame and blame
All devastating effects
Of loss and failure
Yet the trick is to go on
Correcting your ways
Learning from the experience
And letting go of past foibles.
Mistakes make you more aware
Hurt a little and you are cautious
In pain there is understanding
Its what to watch out for!
Paths that may seem easy
May get you embroiled in complexities.
Watch yourself along the way
the journey takes all of you!
You will encounter much support on the way up
But once you are are catapulted into the halls of fame.
You will find many critics and judgments
From those watching with interest
How you are managing it from here.
With all those disapproving eyes on you
One slip is a sure fire miss and costs a lot!
Watch your every step and move
For you are being followed
Here is where your resilience is tested!
Stay true to who are.
Look ahead as you trust yourself.
Paths can appear out of nowhere.