Vince Lombardi once said “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.”
So does success. Once you have success, it becomes a habit as well. The trouble here is when you have had success and you hit a “bump in the road”, so to speak. Sometimes life doesn’t take you in the direction you thought you were heading.
How do you react then? Do you quit? Probably not. Do you dig in your heels and force the action further, to the point that you alienate the people around you that are there trying to help? You might, especially if you are in the habit of succeeding.
The trick is to know when to dig in, and when to let go. Not every battle is worth fighting. If you have been successful before, you will be successful again. It doesn’t matter about those bumps in the road. They are just there to let you know the ground is still beneath your feet, and you decide which direction your feet will take you.