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There Will Always Be Someone Ahead Of You

(And always someone behind you).

Do you live your life looking at the people ahead of you? Or those behind you? Or do you just operate in your zone, oblivious (and you can choose to see that positively or negatively) to everyone else?

How we react to others’ success says a lot.

It’s something I have found challenging in the past. You look at people who have caught a break and think “Why not me?” But remember, someone else — even at that exact same moment — will be looking at you and thinking exactly the same thing.

Inspiration, trailblazing and emulation are all positive. Jealousy, ill-will and schadenfreude are all negative.

If we can be happy — genuinely happy — at someone else’s success, celebrate with them, congratulate them and be inspired by them… that is truly a gift (to you and them).

I want to learn. I try to grow. I’d love to help.

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