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Have you ever heard the "I have arrived syndrome"?



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Have you ever heard the "I have arrived syndrome"?

I have heard the term "I have arrived syndrome" when I attend to a Leadership seminar. The term means losing of appetite to grow more or be better after achieving their goals. Have you ever heard or experienced that syndrome?

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Jelineex

I haven't heard of it. But, I often know that sometimes people doesn't like to improve on their skills or knowledge. They felt that what they knew is enough. Probably, there enthusiasm is gone. This hinder a person to work and strive for the best. I think, it's good to set another motivation to get back on a challenging mode.



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stbrians

I agree. There are times in life when you reach the dormant stage. You do not want to tire yourself trying. You remain at the comfort zone.



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Jelineex

I agree with you. The feeling is getting lazy to go on task. There is nothing to do after achieving it. There is nothing new and a lost of excitement. It is sometimes difficult to motivate ourselves when this thought comes in mind. So, it's always better to evaluate ourselves from time to time. To make sure were not bored.



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emiaj55

I wonder if this is the same as when a person seems to think that he knows what the outcome would be bad anyway that he fails to exert efforts anymore. When it seems that he as lost zest in doing the things he used to before since he feels it is futile.



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Jeane

There is a possibility that some people could just stop trying to get better because they know they can't get any better. For example athletes know that as they age, they won't be as good as they previously were and won't for that reason train too hard when they come closer to a certain age because they know it won't make that huge a difference.



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luv2xacosta

Maybe some of them know the outcome but they are still doing it because they believe that would be the best. Other doesn't what was the outcome are who are impulsive thinker who never think before doing it.



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luv2xacosta

I agree. Some people doesn't like complicated life so maybe they chose to be dormant. Others tried to their best but still it is not enough while others passed it with flying colors. Humans always strive for the best where they can be proud of so they work really hard to where want to be.



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burgosmichael24

Many people lose their enthusiasm after they reach their goal. They think they already reach their peak and there's no more to go. Just like hunter's instinct, hunters are motivated and excited while they are hunting but after they catch their target they lose their enthusiasm because they are no longer challenged.



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Enyi

Well,stated I believe it just human's nature to always want to take a break. I know most people just get bored of a certain thing at a particular time no better how exciting that thing might be. So it's understood.



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stbrians

A good analogy here. There is a time when you no longer try. You have reached.



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JBeleren

Great analogy. I think that is why most goal oriented person set new goals after attaining a previous one because they wouldn't know what to do without one. Aiming for something higher after achieving a goal is a good practice towards success.



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edencaga

Yes, It's good to have goals in life and if its already achieved by a person then setting up a new goal is great. It's good to aim higher than what you think.



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luv2xacosta

Maybe humans are like that. When they reached on their peak they tend to be lazy while others tend to be arrogant and degrading others who are struggling to get through. Some might be bored because there is no challenge while others never stops because they believe that there still a lot more to learn.



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knnon

Honestly this is the first time I've ever heard it. Can you explain it some more?



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amelia88

I think it’s based around the idea that once someone reaches their goal it’s like they don’t feel like they need to try anymore. They’ve already achieved what they set out to, so there’s no need to keep pushing to meet a goal or a deadline. It’s part of why I always try to refine my goals constantly so I don’t get to that point.



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knnon

Having this syndrome isn't really fun then. I like having a goal, I like having something to focus on. I like the challenge even though it could get stressful sometimes. I tend to refine my goals as well, just to keep things running.



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Jeane

I always try to refine my goals constantly so I don’t get to that point.

I'm very much like you.

However I tend to set goals which are achievable because each time one is accomplished, it motivates me to try something else. Each accomplishment is like the a junkie's "high" feeling.

Anyway, I'm always setting new goals regularly which is why I'll never get the "I've arrived syndrome" because I know there's plenty in my life that needs to be fixed.



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amelia88

Right?! I love getting things done and ticking things off my "to-do" list, and as long as I've still got other things to work towards I don't think I'm really at risk of this syndrome. I actually find the process of goal setting fun, too!



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Enyi

I have heard about this before and it about humans wanting to be more relaxed and maybe slacked after getting to their desired goal. I think alot of people do this because of diverse reasons but the most outstanding one is that people just get tired of doing the same thing all over again.



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stbrians

Some old people just lose interest in the world. The activities just slow down. They do not drive anymore.



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amelia88

I hadn’t heard of it before but the concept makes sense. I think that’s why it’s important to ensure you’re constantly refining your goals and setting new ones. I try to do that regularly myself so that I’m always challenging my limits.



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Barida

Yeah, we should always challenge our limits as this is how we should make these goals to keep pushing us to get better. This is what life is all about and getting to live it the right way is something that matters as well.



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stbrians

Goal setting can assist here. As you strive to achieve your goals your strength is renewed. You work harder and do not like hope.



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Kakashi2020

I also haven't heard this term before. It's not being used in my country. It might be something regional. Some phrases are like that, well used in the West but the known in some parts of the world.



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Barida

I always find ways to improve as I don't really believe that I will act like I have it all. There is need for us to understand that the competition is real and once we relax, others will want to take the game ahead of us.



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stbrians

That is the danger. We should then keep on working harder. Success sometimes comes to the head



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Martinsx1

If I have a way to get all the money in the world, I'm not sure if it's going to give me the mentality to stop there.

There are other planets out there, I would like to explore the possibility of being successful in such places as well.



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stbrians

It is a common term and occurring in my area. There are people who have the I-have-reached syndrome. It does not help really. Tbes people become dormant.



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Martinsx1

Seriously, such people aren't being honest to themselves because it's very impossible to stop seeking for the opportunity to make money when they have expenses to cover up on daily basis.

There is no amount of money that is enough in this life, it's the reason why we chase making money till we die.



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Martinsx1

I have heard about this term on more than one occasion but I can tell you that it's not realistic because as long as you are still alive in this world, you are definitely going to be dreaming of acquiring more money, property and being successful.

I have arrived syndrome is a misguided theory.



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Corzhens

When I first heard that "I have arrived" syndrome, what came to my mind was my sister-in-law who has the knack for business. She had engaged in selling any kind of items and she started with clothing items up to personal accessories. Then she shifted to selling food in the street and later on food delivery until she had her catering business. There were other kinds of businesses that she had engaged in. All her businesses were successful but after some time she would quit and think of another business. That is an example of "I have arrived" syndrome that she felt successful already so she had lost her motivation to go on.



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mhingnhormz

Have you ever heard the "I have arrived ayndrome": Honestly I haven't hear this before and this is my first time to hear and to know what behind this but i know someone who has a mind set like this one, that he stop making eo some more plan to grow more what he achieved right now. He was already contented of it.



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Kakashi2020

This usually occurs after realizing or attaining something significant or after finishing a very hard and arduous task. It's lack of motivation because of contentment.



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emiaj55

I have never really heard of this syndrome before. But I am aware that there are people who, when they have reached a certain point of their life, and have acquired certain amount of knowledge, lost interest in exerting more effort it what they do. They feel like they have already found the right formula that works for them and they refuse to learn anything new. This leads to stagnation.



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iambeth

This is my first time hearing about this syndrome. It sounds like a state of contentment yet I don't think it's the positive emotion since syndromes have a negative connotation to it. I may be wrong.



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Steve5

Me too. It's probably a term for someone who feels like they've achieved everything they've wanted in life. At least, for the time being. But in a way that leaves them wanting more or feeling somewhat discouraged to pursue other things in life.



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Steve5

I haven't actually. But I think I know the meaning behind it. A lot of us tend to lose steam the moment we achieve what we really want. Kind of like how purchasing something we've longed for isn't as exciting as when we were longing for it.



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Jeane

I think the best way to avoid this is to set loftier goals. For example if you own a business, instead of settling for dominating the local market, try something bigger. Most people often set goals which initially seem hard to achieve but once they get what they were after they get complacent because they feel there is nothing more than they should do. Nonetheless I don't think it such a bad thing after all.

At times to be happy one needs to be content with what they have. I've known greedy investors who lost most of their money in new riskier ventures leaving them close to penury.



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edencaga

I haven't heard it yet and this is my first time to hear that. I already experience this when I already achieve something and eventually after achieving it, it loses my interest. I don't know why we feel that way. Sometimes I am like that but not everytime as sometimes I want to achieve even more if I have reach that point.



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burgosmichael24

I have arrived syndrome is a syndrome that defines people who after reaching some stages or after achieving some goals, they already think that they know everything already, they think that they reach their best potential but the truth is they're just two steps away from their starting point.



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luv2xacosta

I have a group mate before and she has exactly this kind of syndrome. Whenever we texted her if where she is, she use to say she have arrived and she walking from our meeting which in fact she does not arrive yet. It's kind of annoying and frustrating because we have other things to do and she is dragging us.



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JBeleren

I haven't heard of that exact phrase but I have heard of the concept of it. My favorite social media influencer recently had a bout of this and had explained it to us fans. I have not personally experienced this and I guess that only means that I obviously haven't arrived yet. Hopefully, after I've achieved my goals I would not go through this.



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Franzel2oo

I'm just now hearing of such a syndrome. I can however, relate to the idea. This sort of thing often happens when a person gets a lot of commendation for their work, or arrive at a goal that was initially set. It is why they often say: 'beware of praises, for they are more dangerous than criticism'.



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kaushikangara

I have never heard of this term before. This sounds interesting and makes sense too. After a while, people get accustomed to working in the same conditions that they do not want to grow more and they want peace instead. It is better off staying the same way their entire life for such individuals. I think this makes sense for them.



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antonToledo

Yes, I have I heard about i have arrived syndrome and it is pretty common to successful people. When a person achieves a certain goal sometimes that person's enthusiasm greatly decreases and any chance of improvement is lost. The best way to counter this is every time you hit a certain goal aim for a higher one and never stop improving.



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Alania

As a matter of fact I'm familiar with this situation, but I was unaware that it has a terminology of it's own. A person needs to grow (not physically), and when he stops he starts to suffer from depression and many many other bad things. So no surprise that such syndrome exists.



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jaymish

I have and in my opinion this is the end of progress. This symptom is witnessed most amongst politicians who now think that they have made it in life and can do anything they want to do. Any self development guru will always tell you that you can never stop growing you can never arrive. Once you arrive this is the begging of the end. Always be hungry for knowledge and never stop growing.



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rose61

I have heard of it but I haven't had it yet.It is a feeling that can hinder expansion and career growth as it causes satisfaction and little desire to put in more effort.



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