Is it more difficult to get to the top or is it more difficult to
For some, the motivation of being the underdog is all that is
needed to work hard and overachieve. As long as you have obstacles
to overcome, you will keep doing everything that is needed to get
to the top. However, when they get to the top it’s harder to stay
motivated because you are no longer the hunters but rather you are
For others, the confidence that comes with being the top provides
the motivation to do everything they can to stay at the top.
The thing that complicates things is if you are a manager (or coach
or whatever else you might want to call yourself) some people on
your team might be motivated be the uphill battle to become the
best while others on your team might be motivated more by staying
at the top. As in most aspects in life, you can’t assume everyone
is the same way.
If you aren’t careful, you will work very hard to get to the top
only to find out it’s not all it’s made out to be. Even worse, if
you aren’t careful, you wont stay up there very long anyway.
Have a great day!