What if we made an effort not to try to impress others with our accomplishments?
Better yet, what if we made an effort to consciously understate them, or at least be on guard against exaggerating the truth?
I don’t mean to say that you shouldn’t work hard and be proud of your work. On the contrary, be the hardest working person in the room and then be okay with not getting the kudos at the end of the day.
You don’t have to look for other people’s praise to validate you.
It’s what Bob Goff calls being “secretly awesome.” It's not something I'm very good at, but I'm learning more about it.
Sometimes you won’t get the recognition you think you deserve. It’s okay.
There are plenty of times you'll feel underappreciated or underrated as a friend or employee. Work hard anyway.
Jesus said in Matthew 6, “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”
Believer, remember who you are in Christ.
Because of Jesus, we can be accepted by God the Father and find our value in Him.
“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
― Harry S. Truman
I used to think I needed to be seen and recognized, but I’m learning it’s more rewarding to let others get the praise.
To put it another way, maybe the things I look at as "my" accomplishments, aren't really mine at all. When things work out, it's not usually because of how awesome I am, but because of how big God is and how much other people helped out.
Someone once told me, “If you have to tell others that you’re a leader, you’re probably not.”
Most people can recognize a leader.
If you have to remind someone that you’re a nice person, you’re probably not.
People can tell if you’re nice.
If you have to remind others how great your accomplishments are…