Achieving success is not amongst the easiest tasks in the world. The path to success appears to be easy but it is not so.
However, it depends on how many obstacles one can overcome. With each obstacle overcome, the path to success becomes easier.
It is pertinent to know that once success is achieved, how can one deal with it. One works hard to achieve success but that person should also learn how to deal with the success once he has achieved it.
Importance of Modesty:
Akin to the value of politeness, lies modesty. It is one of the finest qualities that a person can possess. A person or an individual may have a number of good qualities, but if that person is modest then he gets the respect of everyone around him. Those who are humble or modest are considered to be wise. They do not bother if anyone notices their good deeds. A modest person is one who listens to everyone with equal attention and tries to learn from others as well. A modest person does not command respect but he earns it.
Doing Good Deeds after Achieving Success:
Societal needs leads to the development of good habits in the individuals. As man is a social animal, he cannot live in alienation from other human beings. Thus, to stay together in a group, man develops certain habits which lead him to perform certain deeds. The basic good deeds include respecting one’s elders, greeting people when one meets them, wishing them well when departing etc.
Other than this, observing the law, serving the poor and downtrodden, helping the sick and needy, giving shelter to the homeless, assisting someone with a handicap, etc. are also considered noble or good habits. Going to the temple and offering prayers, giving alms to the poor, supporting the old etc. are other such deeds which need to be performed by the person who has achieved success.
Appreciating the Hard Work:
It is also important that the work which has led to success of a person must be appreciated by the person. The respect for his work will make him more enthusiastic for it and he will work harder to be better in it. Psychologists are of the opinion that if a person develops interest for his work, he will not feel tired by it. As such there is no substitute for hard work. It is necessary that one should work hard to achieve success in life.
Thus, dealing with success forms an important part of how we are as a person. One cannot simply become adamant of one’s success and start treating people as inferiors. That person should understand the value of modesty and humility. These values will make his success respectable in the eyes of the people of the society. People will respect him more because he knows how to deal with his success.