“No, success is something I don´t wish on anybody. It´s like what happens to mountain climbers; they kill themselves to get to the top and when they get there, what do they do? Climb down, or try to do so, discreetly, with as much dignity as possible.“ - Gabriel García Márquez
|Success to the Successful archetype|
In this archetype there is competition between two or more actors who share a given limited resource among themselves, from the results achieved in the first instance, and then reuse this resource to generate a new competitive advantage with a direct result on the next competition. Thus, one who achieved the first victory has an advantage that may favor him in the next instance, with a forecast in his favor that, if carried out, will then extend his advantage, gaining momentum advantage at the expense of the other competitors.
To better understand this behavior we can rely on the following article which lists ten reasons justifying it, carried to the field of sports. Listed are some aspects such as the morale and self-determination, more difficult to quantify; but are also other factors, such as the press, the continuity and the invitation to best practices, reinforcing the theory of success.
What other options exist to overcome this vicious circle?
The best response is to always stay one step ahead: be proactive and take the initiative to carry out all necessary action to achieve a significant advantage over the competition. This means acting big.
Finally, the definitive way to avoid entering a bond of this type is to leverage on oneself: in order to have control over the desired success, and to escape from result-determining performances, it is necessary to start with a good attitude, and work in this internal communication, as described in this latter publication.