The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Success Can Be As Challenging As Failure Edition

This isn’t the type of thing I normally link to in these roundups, but I felt I really needed to share this article on a tiny video game development house that’s struggling with unexpected success.

They made a game they thought was good, as do lots of tiny development houses. This time, though, success kind of fell on their laps and they’re learning that success is often very hard to deal with.

Success often tosses you an entirely new set of problems, ones quite different than the ones you’ve been dealing with before this. It’s easy to think that success will solve all of your problems, but it won’t.

Three Mistakes You Need to Avoid to Reach Your Life Goals If you’re having trouble setting and moving toward big life goals, there’s some great advice here for you. (@ dumb little man)

Keeping your head above water when you’re exhausted and/or going through a major life change We all have inordinately stressful moments in our lives where our stress level drastically exceeds our ability to handle it. This is some great advice on getting through it. (@ unclutterer)

How to Outsmart Consumer Culture In the end, the real key is to be mindful of everything you see and hear. Don’t just accept it – think about it. (@ good financial cents)

Opportunities and Missing Bicycles We see opportunities all the time. The problem is that we often don’t recognize them. (@ art of non-conformity)

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