People want to judge your success.
And your failures.
You want to judge other people’s success because it makes you feel better about your lack of it.
“They must have succeeded because they got lucky. Or they’re ripping people off.
“Or they KNOW SOMEONE.”
And you want to judge other people’s failures for that same reason. Bringing a high achiever back to that pack makes you feel vindicated.
Please don’t be offended. I’ve done the same thing many times.
And I may not be talking about “you” at the moment. Right this minute I’m thinking of someone who was in enough pain to lash out very publicly and inappropriately at someone who did nothing wrong.
You want to judge your own failures.
Because even though failure sucks, it’s still something we’re used to. So it’s a comfort zone.
You want to judge your own successes.
Because most of us have a hard time accepting the responsibility that comes with higher expectations.
You want to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.
And people want to walk a mile in yours.
Stay out of them.
Walk a mile in your shoes.
Get used to the idea that your shoes are good enough.
Holes in them. Laces untied.
But they’re yours.
And you can fix them.
Don’t judge other people. You don’t know what they’ve gone through. And they don’t know what you’ve gone through.
And don’t judge yourself.
Assess your progress. Figure out what you need to do, and what you need to stop doing.
And move on.
That is all.
The reason I put know someone is caps and bold up top is because it’s true.
Who you know has a lot to do with the kind of success you have.
Your environment counts.
And you can upgrade your environment, when your confidence and consciousness calls out to the right people.
It’s a big part of what Diane’s doing in Twist Your List.
And it’s a big part of what I do in How To Receive.
Walk in your shoes.
They’re good enough to walk in.