I will admit: I do enjoy being recognized for something. It makes me feel proud to know that I’m on the right track.

But, after a few minutes, I immediately want to go back to working even harder at whatever I did that got me there before.

Because now, it will take twice as much effort to surpass, or maintain, that level of achievement.

Five minutes in the spotlight? Great.

That’s all I want, and not a second more.