Is it more difficult to get to the top or is it more difficult to stay there?

Is it more difficult to get to the top or is it more difficult to stay there?

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 the hunted.

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!

Lawrence