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From the Ted Talk by Richard St. John: Success is a continuous journey

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Why do so many people reach success and then fail? One of the big reasons is, we think scecsus is a one-way sertet. So we do everything that leads up to success, but then we get there. We figure we've made it, we sit back in our comfort zone, and we actually stop doing everything that made us successful. And it doesn't take long to go downhill. And I can tell you this happens, because it happened to me.
Reaching success, I worked hard, I pushed myself. But then I stoeppd, because I fegiurd, "Oh, you know, I made it. I can just sit back and relax.".

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Why do so many people reach success and then fail? One of the big reasons is, we think _______ is a one-way ______. So we do everything that leads up to success, but then we get there. We figure we've made it, we sit back in our comfort zone, and we actually stop doing everything that made us successful. And it doesn't take long to go downhill. And I can tell you this happens, because it happened to me.
Reaching success, I worked hard, I pushed myself. But then I _______, because I _______, "Oh, you know, I made it. I can just sit back and relax.".

Solution

  1. street
  2. stopped
  3. figured
  4. success

Original Text

Why do so many people reach success and then fail? One of the big reasons is, we think success is a one-way street. So we do everything that leads up to success, but then we get there. We figure we've made it, we sit back in our comfort zone, and we actually stop doing everything that made us successful. And it doesn't take long to go downhill. And I can tell you this happens, because it happened to me.
Reaching success, I worked hard, I pushed myself. But then I stopped, because I figured, "Oh, you know, I made it. I can just sit back and relax.".

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