When you realize that nothing is permanent and that everything is fleeting and temporary, you will have the strength to dig yourself out of the hole you fell into.
You will be comforted in knowing that no matter how bad your circumstances might be right now, they are only temporary. You can get through them, unless you choose to remain where you are.
When you are in a pretty good place, when you are thriving, you also have to keep in mind that your success is also temporary. You cannot settle. You cannot be complacent.
You have to keep on improving. You have to keep on learning and growing. You have to keep on exploring other ways to succeed.
The successful people I know are right. Success is not a staircase. It’s an escalator going down. The moment you stop stepping up, you’ll get right back to the bottom.