Continuing with our analysis of Napoleon’s thoughts that apply to business, let’s look at a quote from Napoleon on success.

” The most dangerous moment comes with victory”
– Napoleon Bonaparte

In the culture of celebrity CEO’s this quote couldn’t be more true. Just because you’ve been right once doesn’t mean that you’ll be right a second time or a third. You need to not let your success get in the way of having your ideas and plans thought through. It’s far too easy to get caught up in the excitement of success and immediately push for more, but the road to success has been littered with the cast off failures of many great minds.

Also, you need to take the time to analyze your successes. It’s easy to take a success at face value, but much harder to pick it apart and learn how it could be done better.

Originally posted on May 29, 2006 @ 10:02 am


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