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Laura Gassner Otting

Wonderhell: Why Success Doesn't Feel Like It Should . . . and What to Do About It


2023 NYC BBA Distinguished Favorite

When we achieve something we have been striving for, we often feel happy and accomplished. However, this feeling can quickly fade as we start to wonder what more we can achieve. This is because success can lead to increased hunger for even greater things, which can bring with it uncertainty, self-doubt, anxiety, and stress. This feeling has been called "Wonderhell" by Laura Gassner Otting, the author of the book Wonderhell: Why Success Doesn't Feel Like It Should . . . and What to Do About It. Wonderhell is a state of mind where we are overwhelmed by our own potential. We feel like we can do anything, but we are also afraid of failing. This can be a very difficult and stressful place to be. However, Gassner Otting argues that we should not see Wonderhell as a negative thing. Instead, we should embrace it as an opportunity to grow and learn. The emotions that we experience in Wonderhell can be a guide to what we need to do next. If we can learn to manage these emotions, we can use them to propel us to even greater heights. So, if you are feeling the effects of Wonderhell, don't despair. It is a normal part of the journey to success. Embrace the challenge and use it to your advantage.
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