“I’m Golden, baby!!”
Ahh… to be “golden” – what a great feeling! For those of you don’t understand the context, being “golden” is when you can do no wrong. Be it in your career or in your personal life – you basically have reached living bliss! Everything you touch – turns to gold! People love you! They want to be around you! It just doesn’t get any better!
All of us, at some point, have enjoyed being golden at some point. Note the past tense? That’s right – being golden isn’t, for many of us, a constant. It’s a state that we enter and exit at different points in time. Remember when Michael Phelps set all those world records for swimming? No – what you remember is his being in the news for possession of marijuana! Sorry Michael – not golden! Or how about Tiger Woods and the fact the he’s probably the greatest golfer ever? You get the point.
So, remember the rule – you are ONLY as golden as your last situation!
That’s right… being golden has limits. Today, you are golden – enjoy it. Tomorrow, you screw up – not golden. Starting day after – you are golden for a month – bask in it! The day it’s over… it’s over. People have short-term memories and they don’t care about “what you did” – all they want to know about is “what you are doing and whether you will be golden again!”
Don’t get emotional. Don’t dwell on the past. It is what it is… your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to become golden yet again!
Lesson: You are only as “golden” as your last situation! Make it count!
To your continued success…
Posted on October 23, 2011, in Be in it to Win It!, Business Lessons and tagged career management, employee of the month, employees first, golden employee, Leadership, Management, Strategy, Vikas Khanna. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.