Are You Addicted to Success?

September 30, 2014 9:08 PM

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I read a magazine profile a few years back on the actor Charlie Sheen where he said "the only thing I'm addicted to at the moment is winning." One assumes he was joking, but in some ways, that might be an accurate description of the experience of many of us who continually strive for success in the different areas of our lives.

The idea of "goals," it is often overlooked, has emerged into a culture as a part of a larger metaphor of "life as sport." In the sport of life (or business, or whatever arena we are playing in), the more goals we "score" (reach), the better we seem to be doing.

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