I have heard people, upon being thanked or congratulated, defer the praise because they felt indebted to others for their success. When I hear this I am quick to point out that there are very few people whose success was independent of others. Quite the opposite is true. The problem usually is that we do not stop to acknowledge the debt to our benefactors.
Can you remember a time when you would have never made it through without the help of your friends?
© 2003, John C. Fitts, III. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted from Grace Drops, Volume I (2003).