You’re a Success! Now, How Do Leaders Avoid Being Complacent? 

If you’ve worked hard, paid your dues and met success, congratulations on having the discipline, tenacity and perseverance to overcome obstacles and forge ahead. But what happens when you’ve reached a certain level, and you find yourself starting to get relaxed and dare I say, complacent?
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16 Extraordinarily Successful People Who Failed Miserably Before They Made It 

1. Will Smith’s life got flip turned upside down when he owed the IRS $2.8 million in taxes in 1989.

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In 1990, he signed with NBC and created The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

2. Vincent van Gogh only sold ONE painting out of 900, Red Vineyard at Arles, in his life.