You finally lost those last few pounds. Your relationships are booming. People are finally starting to listen to what you have to say.

Your hard work paid off. You finally found success… or so you thought.

Just moments before you reach the peak of the mountain, things begin to slip.

Those last few pounds to begin to creep back on. Relationships once stable, are rocked by chaos. Your once loyal followers are nowhere to be seen.

The excuses roll in.

I’m not good enough. I’m not smart enough. I don’t know enough people. I’m destined to be average.

It’s tempting to throw yourself a pity party and think you just don’t have the chops to make it.

But the harsh reality is, success left because you got lazy.

You got comfortable. You got greedy. And success doesn’t take kind to being under appreciated.

This pattern has found itself into my life far more than I care to admit. I’ll find success, and slowly stop doing the work that got me there.

Perhaps you can relate.

You stop putting in the hours. You stop eating the right foods. You stop busting your ass to communicate with the ones you love.

Long term success isn’t common because most people don’t put in the work day after day after day. True success is a 24/7 job.

If you want the world you have to give the world.

If you’ve recently fallen from the mountain you worked so hard to climb, the solution is rather straightforward but certainly not easy.

Success knocks as long as you put in the work.

Do what you got there, and answer the door when it rings.