I was with a group of friends the other day and my friend, Anna, was humbly sharing a rather big success in her life. As I watched the reactions around the room, it was rather mixed – from authentic delight to looks of “why is this happening to Anna and NOT me?”
While this is natural, what is the impact of one reaction over the other:
- For the ““why is this happening to Anna and NOT me?” reaction, this is actually harmful, restrictive, and limiting. It could quickly become obvious that this person is a taker and only interested in “what’s in it me?”
- With the individual who is genuinely happy for Anna, this demonstrates a real leader with a bright and promising future – filled with career advocates to help this person succeed.
Who are you most like?