In the poem IF by Rudyard Kipling, the poet advises us to treat success and failure as the same. But how can one remain indifferent towards success?
As the poet says “treat those two impostors just the same”, it is important to stay indifferent to both success and failure, to triumph and disaster, as success can make us complacent and failure can make us sad. Both the feelings are bad as they can affect our productivity and curb further potential.
Now, to treat those just the same way is not easy. We have to set higher targets at every success. We should take our success as added responsibility and challenge for doing better, instead of taking it as the final achievement. We must realize that quality line has no ending and there is always room for improvement. We should set the target really high and crave for perfection in what we do.