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Repeat the Remarkable: How Strong Leaders Overcome Business Challenges to Take Their Performance to the Next Level by Perry Holley

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CHAPTER 14Staying the Course Even After Success

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.

BILL GATES

AS A YOUNG boy, I had the privilege and the pleasure of living on the Space Coast of Florida. My father was an engineer with the space program, and I was able to see every manned space launch through the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. I didn’t think it was a privilege at the time, but the older I get, the more I see that time as every child’s dream. I mean, what child wouldn’t love to watch rockets soaring over his house?

When you think of the U.S. space program and all that was accomplished, it is easy to ...

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