Yesterday I spoke with someone who said that he no longer felt intimidated by the fact that others were “smarter, better, or wealthier” than he. He was comfortable with who he was.

We can choose how we will see ourselves in light of the success of others. We can be consumed by envy and resentment. We can give way to feelings of inferiority or we can rejoice in the success of others.

The man I spoke with determined to affirm others in their success. By validating others he no longer felt intimidated by them.