11 Apr Celebrating the Success of Others: A Mindset Every Leader Should Have
Let’s be honest, the business sector is a dog-eat-dog world. And sadly, Christians can be just as competitive, cut throat, and self-serving. Today I want to talk about how to celebrate other’s success and why that is important for your success.
- Celebration Positions Your Heart Correctly
Do you have one of those friends that never seems to be able to muster up happiness when something positive happens for other people? I think we all do. I always want to ask these people the question, “If you can’t celebrate someone else’s success, why would others celebrate yours?” When you celebrate other’s victories, you are setting yourself up to be celebrated when you cross those milestones for yourself. These situations can serve as opportunities to get our hearts on the right track.
Sometimes it is not easy to celebrate a friend when you have worked harder and they obtained better results. The easy choice to make would be to become bitter, but this is life and it tends to come full circle. Your day will come, but until then you can start by celebrating others.
- Comparison Kills Creativity & Envy Sabotages Success
Like I said, it can be tough when those around you are crossing the finish line and you’re still waiting to take off. But it is important to shy away from the “what about me” mentality. When you get caught up in comparing yourself to others, you are missing the point. You are wasting valuable time that could be spent investing in your business or working on personal development. Instead of whining over what so-and-so accomplished and why you are not as successful as them…do something about it. Get creative!
Remember, envy will eat away your soul and leave you unable to enjoy this journey. It will never be enough when you do reach milestones, because you are comparing yourself to the person who is one step ahead. Let go of this habit, and make the most of the time you have been given each day. This is a much more useful way to work towards accomplishing your goals.
- Poverty Mindset Vs Wealth Mindset
Are you believing the lie that someone else’s success takes your portion of the pie?
A poverty mindset is when we believe that there is only so much success to go around. We take, take, take in fear of “running out.” But guess what? This is a dangerous trap and a lie.
Doesn’t this sound contrary to what scripture says about God? Doesn’t the Bible tell us that our God is a God of fullness, abundance, and that he has good things in store for us; that He has plans to prosper us? (see Jeremiah 29:11). And look here, Ephesians 3:20 reminds us, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according the the power that works in us.”
God is not trying to short-change your success! There is plenty of the pie to go around and we have to actually believe that before we begin to see the fruit of success in our lives. I’m telling you, when you shift from a poverty mindset to a wealth mindset, where you truly believe there is always enough, you will see a major shift in your level of success.
- The Law of Reaping and Sowing
What are you sowing into the lives of your inner circle? Are you sowing envy and bitterness? Or celebration and encouragement?
Everyone needs a home team. And within that home team, victories and losses will all come eventually. We all experience good days and bad days. When you sow celebration and encouragement into those around you, I guarantee you the return will be positive when your day comes.
I hope these four tips have helped you! Thanks for reading.
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