Sometimes we cannot help ourselves. We see one of our colleagues or friends enjoying great success, and we fall into the trap of thinking that they don’t deserve it, or perhaps we deserve it more. Nothing good can come from that type of thinking.
The Heaviest Burden – I’ve learned that carrying a grudge through life is just about the heaviest burden a person can be stuck with. I’ve said this many times, and I have noticed that carrying around bitter resentment is another incredible burden. Don’t begrudge another person their accomplishments. Don’t deny them their moment in the spotlight. Think about this. If you have your two hands wrapped around your resentment over a grudge or bitterness, and your hands are squeezing that burden with a death grip, you won’t be able to grasp the million dollar opportunity when it appears. Any time spent resenting the success of another is a time you cannot invest towards your OWN success!
One of the secrets of life is that happiness is a choice, and we have to make it over and over again, consistently for the decision to become a habit. Be happy! Be happy for others first! Then, when you’ve mastered the ability to celebrate the success of your associates, you will have time to celebrate your own success when it arrives!
Michael Beach Coaching & Consulting, Delivering Ambitious Results