Time to think…about credit where credit’s due

“It’s in keeping with Nature to show our friends affection and to celebrate their advancement, as if it were our very own. For if we don’t do this, virtue, which is strengthened only by exercising our perceptions, will no longer endure in us.” Seneca, Moral Letters.

Recognise the good that others achieve and be gracious in acknowledging their achievement. Even in those you dislike. Otherwise you’ll contradict yourself and will ultimately devalue your own achievements.

What’s more, if instead we choose only to point out faults and flaws, we will fail to learn the secrets of others’ success. Those very skills may well further your own success and happiness.