Win your own wins, not others
Actions from The Messy Middle by Scott Belsky
Rewards are fun but dangerous
We are social animals, we want rewards from our society, but that is not the source of confidence or sustained happiness.
Worse still, it could lead to a dependency that you need external validation and plaudits. And that is dangerous for your self esteem.
If you only do what others you know will celebrate, you a picking a path that may not align with things you want to enjoy…