An American salesman was playing golf in India on a remote country course. The local villagers had not seen many Americans before, so his presence soon attracted a sizeable crowd who watched his progress enthusiastically.
The salesman seemed to respond to the attention, making a succession
of low scores, which his new-found fan club applauded warmly.
On the eleventh hole, he surpassed himself by holing a thirty-foot
putt for a birdie. As the ball went in, the crowd shouted: ""Tiger
Woods! Tiger Woods!"
The salesman thought such adulation was a little over-the-top but
when he turned to acknowledge his fans, they had all vanished. That's
when he saw the tiger coming straight at him out of the woods.
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know better than to
let success go to their head. They realize that if they take too much
time to celebrate their victories they will lose focus and take their
eyes of their game. When that happens another apex predator will be
eating their lunch or having them for lunch.
"Winning is not always the barometer of getting better." - Tiger Woods