I think it's important for a person to learn how to celebrate others' successes as if those successes were their very own...
Learning to feel genuinely happy for someone without letting the meaning of their success become our own story of self-perceived failure is critical to the health of our self-worth.
Did you know that the people who are usually the hardest on themselves when it comes to the way they interpret other people's triumphs, are the least likely to talk about their own?
They just don't want to pave the way for others to feel poorly, so they keep a lid on their victory...
As a result, they stifle and down play their own personal achievements; often not even taking the time to acknowledge they've even had a success to speak of!
If we just started honoring everyone's stellar moments, we'd pretty much change the game by taking "fear of success" out at the knees!
Have you had any success recently?
Something that needs some sharing and celebrating?
It can even be small...like say...
"Hey, I'm a stay at home mom of 3 and managed to have a shower today! Woohooo!!!" ;)
My point is, we need to celebrate ourselves and each other more than we do!
Let me know about one of your recent wins in the comments below, because as Walt Whitman says:
"If you done it, it ain't bragging" ;)