The transition is not all that difficult if you understand that the objective and the focus of a person is to do well in whatever he is doing. Everything else is secondary to that. If you want to attain status or recognition, then it is best attained in the long term by doing better than most people. If you do that, then you will succeed in attaining the other objectives of your life. If you want to attain them without being too concerned about organizational success, that success will never be lasting. Quite frankly, even if you value your own self, you will realize that what gives you maximum satisfaction in life is doing something irrespective of what others say or don’t say. Whether you are in government or outside, you still want recognition. You want people to respect you for what you are and not just for the chair that you occupy for no one holds it forever.
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