Success is a strange and winding road. Ben Affleck wins the Best Picture award for the movie Argo at the Academy Awards. His story is a story of taking the road to the top of the world, then falling down in life, then getting back up to become successful again.
Back in 1998, he and Matt Damon won the screenplay Oscar for Good Will Hunting. He was only 26 years old, successful, a celebrity, and had the world in his hands.
With this new-found fame, he quickly took roles that were questionable for his talents, alienated the Hollywood power brokers, and had personal problems. His acting suffered, his critics panned his movies, and soon movie roles were not coming his way. He was washed up in Hollywood in a short time period.
Ben Affleck could have walked away from acting and Hollywood. Instead he worked at refining his acting and directing skills. Took roles in smaller, independent films and found success doing it.
Personally, he found himself, and surrounded himself with quality people both professionally and personally. He grew a person and became a better actor and directly because of it.
He found success again after hitting bottom professional. Along the way he learned how to be a better person, actor, director, and family man.
Sometimes in life you will quickly achieve success in life and will be taken in the wrong direction by your fame, fortune, and people wanting to take advantage of your success. You may even fall off the train of success. Here are three secrets to getting back on top:
- Success is Staying Humble – Realize the stay way your success came, it can quickly disappear. Appreciate your talents and the opportunities that came your way.
- Success is Working to Be the Best – Don’t rest on your laurels. Work to take your skills from good, to better, to best. Continuously learn your craft so that you are the best at what you do
- Success is Staying Positive During Challenging Times – Stay positive through the ups and downs. Keeping a positive attitude will see you through the rough times in your life. Also, by staying positive, others will offer to help find success.
Ben Affleck applied these three secrets to getting back on top of his industry. You can apply these success secrets to be successful in your life. For additional success resources, go to success.