The word success comes from the 16th Century Latin word “succedere” meaning “come close after”.
I love this.
It lets me witness others’ accomplishments and triumphs, and open my heart in gratitude that I can learn from them and expand my possibilities.
I used to avoid seeing other artists’ work because I would feel diminished in comparison.
Now I dive in to what I love about their work and how it makes me feel.
And I let it open me and influence me and infuse me with inspiration and appreciation.
The old pattern of envy and longing is a contraction that doesn’t serve.
So I’m noticing those physical and emotional contractions.
And deciding to open up, let them blow through me and ride the rising tide of others’ jubilations.
And offer my hand to help uplift others in turn.