It seems like everyone is always fighting each other. Either that, or we are trying to sabotage the success of others in an effort to try and always stay ahead of our competition. But what if we were only hurting ourselves by trying to sabotage the success of others in an effort to always stay ahead of our competition? What would happen if we all help each other instead of constantly going against each other?
If We All Help Each Other
I was listening to the Pick The Brain podcast this morning with Jeremy Fisher and Erin Falconer. Something in this podcast episode really stuck out to me, and it was when Falconer (who is also the owner of the Pick The Brain blog) talked about her experience when she first started the blog.
When she first started the Pick The Brain blog there were not many self-improvement blogs on the internet. In fact, Pick The Brain was one of the first. Instead of competing with the other blogs to try to become the top self-improvement blog, all of the authors decided to come together and work as one. Almost as if they were all on a team.
What happened when all of the different bloggers came together, shared ideas, and helped each other? They all became successful. It wasn’t just her blog, it wasn’t just another blog, it was all of the blogs. They all grew to become some of the most successful blogs on the internet.
Learning From Falconer
There is a valuable lesson to be learned from Falconer. Often times, we try so hard to be the best of the best. We try to sabotage the success of others for our own personal gain, or at least what we think to be our own personal gain. The truth of the matter is, though, we are actually only sabotaging our own success.
The more time we spend worrying about the progress and growth of others translates into less time that we are focusing on ourselves and the tasks that matter the most to us. The more time we spend trying to sabotage the success of others, the more hate and negativity we become filled with. The more that we try to bring others down, the more we are only bringing ourselves down instead.
All Actions Have Equal Reactions
No matter what way you look at it, all actions have equal reactions. Notice how you feel when you go out of your way and do something nice for others. Odds are, you are probably going to feel better about yourself, and you also start to notice all of the good that your life is already filled with.
But what happens when negativity floods your mind? You start to become a negative person, right? It seems like nothing ever goes right, that everyone else is out to get you, and that no matter how hard you try, you can never do anything right. And because you are in a negative state of mind and need to hold onto some amount of dignity, you start blaming everybody and everything else for your mistakes.
Simply put, we attract the very thoughts that we think. When we focus on the good, when we go out of our way to help others, and when we try to promote happiness and positivity, we start to attract the very things that we desire.
When we focus on negativity, though, our lives become just that – negative, dark, and incredibly unproductive.
How To Progress Rapidly
I never thought I would be saying this (again, I used to live a life filled with negativity and ignorance), but there is a reason why all of the most successful individuals surround themselves with some type of mastermind group. It’s because they work.
By surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals who are not only going to challenge you, but will help to keep you focused as well, you will be more likely to stay motivated and push yourself towards achieving the success that you envision for yourself.
Look, there is plenty of success to go around. Somebody else’s success does not impact the likelihood of you becoming successful… unless you allow it to. Focus on what you can do, and never stop pushing forward. That’s how you will truly become successful.
Lastly, remember that kindness always wins. No some of the time, but all of the time. Be kind to others, treat others as you want to be treated, and treat yourself the way you want others to treat you. Good things come to those who do good for themselves and for those around them.
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