A great success can be a major blind spot. We want so badly for each success to be the “ultimate” one that changes the rest of our life to a simple repeating pattern. We struggled and won; doesn’t that mean we deserve for the struggle to end?
Sadly, that’s not the way it works. There will be new struggles, and old successes will lose their luster. The thing you wanted most in the world at 20 probably won’t still make you happy at 30, 40, 50.
You do deserve a rest. But not forever. You have to keep marching; there’s always a sequel. If you do it right, they can always be fun. Good stories in their own right, worth reading and enjoying. And that’s the secret – not to dread the fact that there will always be another page, but to embrace it and make it your own.