Nov 23 – Feeling vindicated? Have you realized a recent win or recently made a point that is making you feel justified in actions that you have taken? Is the feeling of triumph stemming from being proven right or being acknowledged in some way that was important to you? Is the reward of winning or being vindicated undermining what is really to be celebrated? Is being right or having your way more important to you than whatever else was instrumental in the success?
Hidden within success are nuances of grandeur that stifle growth, appreciation, and potential future opportunities. While we learn from failures, we also learn from success if you are open to seeing all the aspects that contributed to you getting there. If “your way or the highway” is all that you are choosing to see, then you are missing intricacies in this triumph that will lay the groundwork for replicable successes in the future.
Take an MM&I Moment to awaken to any possibilities that you are not seeing all that it really takes or took to achieve what you have recently realized. Besides what you consider key factors, what else also helped make your recent win occur? Who else was involved who may be being overlooked? What else happened differently that may have contributed to the success? Is there anything you are choosing not to acknowledge or recognize that may be key to future successes? Being open to all that made success possible is being poised for an even brighter future.
Wide Awake Quote of the Week
“Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.” – Dalai Lama
Yours in dreaming WIDE awake,
P.S. In this week of giving thanks, here are a couple past writings on gratitude for added perspective including my guest blog, "5 Ways to be More Fiscally Grateful" and BizGrowth 5.0 blog from 2019 "Can Appreciate Be Your Competitive Advantage?"