There is not much that is more satisfying than experiencing success. Turning dreams that you’ve had for years into realities are great accomplishments. You should be proud of your success, own it, and be happy about it. However, you cannot let your success get to your head.
Too many people allow their ego to grow as they achieve more, but this can stop the momentum and inhibit one from continuing on that path. A bigger ego leads to the construction of a barrier between you and the people who you see as beneath you or not worthy of your time.
This sense of being better than, more worthy, or elite, can prohibit you from authentically connecting with others. Keep yourself on the same level as those that surround you and realize that you can learn from anyone—be open minded to all. This allows you to make better relationships and enables you to learn from others.
One should always follow their passion and strive for achievement, but staying grounded while doing so is imperative to really consider one a success and to keep that success going for years to come.