A friend and coworker had a major good moment today at work. I knew he was up to the task and I had total confidence in what he would do. It was a joy to hear him talk about it afterward and to see how good he felt about it.
I enjoy being at that point in my career when I’m not consumed by ambition or wanting things for myself, or where I am threatened in any way by the success of others. I take great pleasure in seeing my colleagues do well and advance in their careers. I want to support them in those efforts and cheer them on. There are too many self-serving folks around ready to throw others under a bus. We need more people to encourage others, support them and celebrate with them when good things happen.
So congrats, my friend (you know who you are, CS). It is a pleasure to have you as a friend and colleague. You deserve it. Well done!
Leap year lesson #199 is It’s nice to celebrate the success of others.