Let Someone Else Shine
First of of I want to say don’t eat a bowl of bake wedge potatoes before going to fitness class. It does not feel great fighting it to stay down.
Everyday someone share their accomplishment with you or another mention it in conversation. As human we tend to relate it by bringing up our accomplishment as well. But is it really necessary or even appropriate. It is not like you need to compete with that person by bringing up what you did, went, lost, or etc. Yes, you could say it is just conversation you are making but come on think about how many times have you actually compare yourself to another conversation wise. Is it truly necessary, really?
Tonight at fitness a group of us lady we talk pretty much about our day, food, work, family, and etc. One lady came over and another told her how she look great! In which she does. How her body is getting smaller and face is forming. She said thanks, “I lost 10 kilos”. I smile and told her congrats. Now I could easily had said that I lost so and so kilos which was way more than the lady, but why? Why would that be any importance. This was the lady moment to shine. To feel good about herself. Not me to say we both started at the same time together and I lost more. This is and was not a competition. We are working out and enjoying each other and having a great time! I had to smile of how proud of myself for not saying anything other than a sincere congratulation. This was her moment to shine!
The next time someone say how well they have done or that they went somewhere, try to see if you can allow that person to shine and make them feel good instead of competing with them on so many different levels. This is truly a test because many of us don’t know we sometime overshadow someone good new.