The reward for success is ephemeral, but the distractions it brings are enduring.
This is why sustaining success takes an order of magnitude more work than achieving it in the first place. The distractions compound faster than the rewards.
Learning to say “No” to the things you do not want is necessary, but it is never enough.
You must also learn to say “Not yet” to many things you want. This is is harder than anyone can ever teach you.
The rewards of success fuel further exertion, but its distractions can drain you, if you are not deliberate about self-regulation.
– Osasu Oviawe