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Success is great. We all like it, we all want it.

The trouble begins when we start to fetishize it.

Suddenly, we start believing our own BS and start behaving like Kim Kardashian. We start acting entitled, we start worrying about whether we’ve been invited to the right parties or not.

Which makes us take our eye off the ball. Which makes us lose what made us successful in the first place.

Success is nice to have, but it makes a terrible religion.

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