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Be nice to people on the way up because you may meet them on the way down.

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Be nice to people on the way up because you may meet them on the way down.

It doesn’t cost us to be kind, polite, and respectful towards others. You might be going through a rough patch in your life, but it doesn’t give us the right to be disrespectful and insensitive towards others. Similarly, we should not forget our roots when we taste success. While many people get more humble with success, it does tend to make a person self-centered and haughty at times.

It is essential to be proud of our achievements, but it shouldn’t change our behavior towards others. When you let the success get to your head is when you bid farewell to humility. You start to lose integrity and forget your roots when you start to feel superior to others. It is when you stop respecting the choices and opinions of others.

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Be Humble

It is rightly said that humility will open more doors than arrogance ever will. The ability to humble comes from knowing the fact that you know nothing. When you compare yourself to the knowledge of the world, what you know is minuscule. It is what helps you listen more, speak less, and makes you eager to learn.

Being humble helps us appreciate what we have, where we are, and receive the love that surrounds us. Being humble would help you acknowledge your mistakes and imperfections, which acts as a tool to polish us continually. Have you ever called someone a “gem” of a person who is not humble?

Be Kind

It doesn’t cost you anything to be kind to others. It is a positive sign and helps you develop a likable character. When you treat others kindly and with respect, you already become someone they would love to listen to or agree with. Treat others kindly irrespective of their job profile or status.

People are quick to judge others these days, and many people who are successful often treat janitors differently than they would their colleagues. It is a sign of weak character and potentially gives out the impression of being double-facet. Be kind to others and be sensitive to their emotions, feelings, and requirements. Check your words before speaking and ensure that you’re not hurting anyone.

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Don’t let success get to your head

After achieving success, people often forget those who helped them in their journey or were there with them when they had nothing. Don’t be one of those. Never forget the people who helped you move up the ladder of success and be forever grateful and thankful to them. Don’t let success overwhelm you with arrogance and negative attitude that makes you blind to humility and kindness.

With such a negative attitude, your success would be short-lived, and you will come back down as fast as you went up. Show your respect and how thankful you’re to people who were there with you, which includes your friends, family members, colleagues, team members, and others. No matter how successful you become, be the same person you were to others who have known you for long.

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Be Grateful 

Always be grateful for things you have, people in your life, and wherever you’re in the journey of life. When you’re grateful, it helps you count your blessings wisely. It is what helps you be sensitive towards others and respect their choices in life. Most importantly, when you’re grateful, it would help you keep your feet on the ground. It would not let success get to your head and convert into arrogance or indifference. Being grateful is a necessary pre-requisite to sustain the success you achieve in life.

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