What we believe to be true can shape our actions and our actions then shape our opportunities.
Too often I see people fighting for a single opportunity or a single prize, assuming that they must beat another out to get that one slot. I would like to lobby for a different success view. I would like to remind myself and my friends that the most rewarding success is shared.
When we can support other’s achievements, when we can make ourselves part of another’s success it creates more opportunity. Personal and professional opportunity are abundantly available we need not treat them with a mindset of scarcity.
It took me a long time to get to this point of view, but I strongly believe that if you push someone else down to seize an opportunity for yourself, there will only be one, but if you find a way to share opportunities, more come your way.
In this week of stress for me personally, I want to remind myself to count my many blessings, and to remember what is important to me — that the work that I do and the effort that I expend helps to enrich and uplift those around me. I want to be the kind of person that brings benefit to others, and who remembers that I am blessed with abundance both personally and professionally. I also want to express deep gratitude for everyone who has shared their success with me. I want to remind myself that to win at the expense of others is a hollow victory, and to share success with others is a blessing.