Other People’s Brilliance

Ok. Now this is important. When you look at other people’s brilliant work-how do you feel?

Jealous?

Inadequate?

Shocked they’re so successful because you know you could do better?

Or Inspired?

I read Geneen Roth and want to weep with how amazingly she composes a book.  She inspires me to create something beautiful.

Hugh MacLeod ignoring everyone all the way to the bank makes me want to stand on my couch and high five the air.

My husband’s kindness when he picks up garbage at a public park, makes me want to feed starving children all over the world.

Feeling diminished by someone’s success or good fortune is wasting an opportunity to be inspired.

Other people’s brilliant lives bring more brilliance to the world-not less.

And I, for one, am thankful and better for it.

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