I’d like to take a few minutes to remind ourselves, of something important.
There’s something we do, often without realizing it, to prove to ourselves we’re worthy. To show ourselves that we’re important too. We do it if our self-esteem is a bit low. And we do it, even though we don’t mean any malice.
And that is, we sometimes put other people down to make us feel ‘better than‘, or at least equal, to them.
But, it only makes us feel good for a second, then our nature takes over and we feel bad.
I have a quote for you from Michael P Watson, that reminds us to think about others.
“Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up!”
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And that single quote tells us that there is another way. A way that keeps us true to our integrity. A way that creates a win-win for both parties and gives us long term results.
Encourage other people. You’ll get a great sense of satisfaction and confidence from making another person happy. And it’ll far out way any short term satisfaction from making someone out to be less than you.
By lifting that person up. By complementing them on their work, or achievements. It not only gives them a boost, but it’s a great way to help us think better of ourselves too 🙂
The greatest happiness comes from making others happy.
Go on, try it. You’ll be surprised how good you feel afterwards.