Written By: Coach Jeremy Williams
Tearing down the successes of others because you don’t think they’ve earned or deserved it is a result of being weak minded.
Think of about the appearance of an iceberg from the surface of the water. It might not look so big, yet when you go below the surface you see it to be massive.
The same thing can be said about the successes of others. You might only see what’s on the surface, what’s in a social media post, a snapshot of recognition, and what you don’t see is all the work it took to get there. Literally the blood, sweat, and tears. The late nights while everyone else is sleeping. The early mornings before the sun rises. The loneliness because the activity in front of you requires your full attention. The stretching of the nerves because outcomes can be unpredictable. What you don’t see is the amount of work that person has put in that often goes unnoticed.
So today, celebrate the success of someone. Celebrate the success of a “competitor”. And remember when you celebrate others they will celebrate you although that should not be the reason you do it.
Who can you celebrate today?