Blogs often talk about "how to become successful," but does anyone talk about what happens after you win?
According to Ed Catmull, President of Pixar & Disney Animation, something profoundly strange happens when a person reaches the level of other-worldly success - they don't know what to do next.
Success is actually the problem, and becomes a creative death-cycle where everything is derivative, and you loose the thing that makes you special.
That counter-intuitive principle is one of the deepest ironies of life, both professionally and personally.
The only way to combat it is to learn how to save yourself from your own success, keep pushing your own boundaries, and continue being creative.
It's difficult, but incredibly rewarding.
But don't take my word for it.
Take it from the man who lead his company to win 210 awards and 211 nominations, invented a new style of filmmaking, and showed the world just how powerful a simple vision can be.