Oprah changed the world with her talk show. She never got caught up in it though and instead of resting on her laurels accepted the new challenge of starting her own TV network.
She could have sat around reading clippings about how wealthy or wonderful she was, yet she's still hungry. During a recent interview Oprah mentioned how after she reaches a goal it's nice, she's happy, but then she moves past that chapter in her life. She was careful to say how each achievement was independent of one another. Adopting that mindset has been a secret to her success.
Look at someone like Bill Gates. For many years the wealthiest dude in the world and now he's devoted his life to helping others, becoming a successful philanthropist. It'd be easy to live off the success he experienced with Microsoft but he moved forward. He ceased day to day responsibilities at MS and moved right into philanthropy.
Again, one phase of his life ended and it was right on to the next one.
Both Oprah and Bill Gates could have become caught up in their success. It's easy to become full of yourself when you are world-renowned and have the means to do whatever the heck you want to do for the remainder of your life without having to think about money.
These 2 titans have a deeper motive, and it has nothing to do with things.
Have you found yourself getting caught up on your successes? How do you get past this feeling?