credit for things very often seems to require a lot of
effort, doesn't it? And sometimes we
"need" to make sure that someone else doesn't
take credit for something that we've done, don't we?
Or do we? What would happen if we were just to
accomplish the things we wish to accomplish without
worrying about who got credit for them? What if it
didn't matter one bit to us whether we were given credit
or not? What would our accomplishments look like?
hunch is that they'd increase rather dramatically.
If we don't worry about being recognized for our
contributions, then we also won't worry too much about
following up on our accomplishments to see who's been
affected by them, and the time and energy that we won't
spend making sure that what we did was noticed and
appreciated can be spent on something new, something
different, something beneficial to someone else.
credit is nice. It's wonderful to feel appreciated
and to have other people recognize our achievements.
But our achievements are the results of gifts that we've
been given, so we have to keep in mind that we are
fortunate to have been blessed with such gifts. And
wanting recognition is to saddle ourselves with
expectations--and these expectations may not be met, which
can bring us down.
course, we don't want someone else always taking credit
for what we've done, but what's wrong with accomplishing
something and not worrying a bit about who gets the
credit? When we don't worry, we can move straight on
to the next things in our lives, and fully enjoy doing so.