Do you celebrate with them?

celebrateWhen people are full of joy because they’ve succeeded or won an award, do you celebrate with them?

Or is there a part of you that’s resentful and jealous?

I hope you answered yes to the first question.

This is on my mind because Sunday night I watched the Emmy Awards [for excellence in television] here in the U.S.  And even though I watch so little television that I had seen only a fraction of the nominated shows, I enjoyed it. And I was happy for everyone.

For me, joy is infectious. And celebration of achievement inspires us.

Every one of the winners was once an unknown who struggled, possibly starting out barely able to pay their rent or buy food.  But they stuck with their dream and succeeded.

That deserves celebration. Because if they can do it, we can do it. By simple perseverance and dedication to a dream.

There are many people [and even television and radio shows] who are quick to tear others down when they succeed. That doesn’t make it right.  Or admirable.

When negative people speak, I change the channel and don’t listen. Those critics are doing nothing to raise the vibration of the planet.

When we diminish others we diminish ourselves. Period.

There’s no reason to do it, except bad reasons: lack of self worth, judgment, thinking you build yourself up when you tear others down, jealousy.

But did you know that when we speak or think about others, our subconscious mind thinks we’re referring to ourselves?

So when we speak negatively of others, our subconscious mind thinks we’re speaking negatively about ourselves.  Not productive.  Not productive at all.

If not speaking negatively about others is challenging for you, try my “30 day No Gossip Challenge.”

Another productive thing that can come from celebrating those who succeed is to find out how they did it.  What’s the secret to their success that you might incorporate into your own life?

Each person who wins an award, or is even nominated or succeeds in any way at all, is a walking manual for success.

The toothbrush technique for success

As a youngster, comedian Billy Crystal pretended he was giving an Academy Awards acceptance speech by using a toothbrush as a microphone.

He grew up to be a world famous comedian and one of the most popular Academy Award hosts ever. And every time he hosted he put a toothbrush in his pocket as a reminder of where he came from.

Nice trick:  visualization with a prop! Anyone can do that.

Don’t stand still.  Strive to keep improving, learning more, visualizing your positive outcomes and growing.

Celebrate when others win, because we’re all in this together.

That’s what makes a well-lived life.

[quote]“The secret of achievement is to hold a picture of a successful outcome in the mind.”~ Henry David Thoreau[/quote]
Molly Larkin

Molly Larkin is the co-author of the international best-seller "The Wind Is My Mother; The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman”  and other books on health. She is passionate about helping people live life to their fullest potential through her classes, healing practice and blog at www.MollyLarkin.com

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