If it’s one thing I know it’s that everyone sitting in the front row ain’t a fan.
In fact, many of them want a front row seat just so they can A: keep an eye on you at all times and B: be the first to witness when you fall.
I learned a long time ago that people may want to see you do well, just not better than them. In fact, there are people who don’t want to see you do well at all. I find that this occurs mostly with people who are insecure and selfish.
They boil inside when they see you shining, even momentarily and will do everything to send bad vibes your way all while smiling in your face and sending fake congratulations. I suppose it comes with the territory when you’re trying to do great things.
One of the things I hold fast to, is that people should be willing to help one another the higher they rise. That doesn’t mean that they have to give them money. They can give them knowledge.
I love sharing my knowledge. In the past six months alone, several young bloggers have reached out to me for information on making it in the blogging world. Keep in mind, that I am still a newbie myself. But, I still have insight that I love sharing.
Each time I was done sharing my knowledge, one of the girls would thank me profusely for not holding back. I immediately knew what they meant. There are people who on the surface look like they are sharing their knowledge, but they don’t share everything – just enough to make it look like they are being forthcoming.
We gain knowledge so that we can not only be smarter and make wiser decisions, but also so that we can share what we know.
I have a friend who loves to cook. She is one of the best cooks that I know and she loves sharing her personal recipes or recipes that she found on the internet. She never holds back. I will sometimes eat her food and then use that exact recipe to make a meal. While it tastes good it never come out like hers. You know why? Because she has her own flavour. She may add an ingredient in a different order or add a pinch more of this or a dash more of that, and that may affect how the food comes out.
What am I saying? I’m saying that in life, there is always a way to distinguish yourself from someone else. You will always be able to add your own unique flavour to anything you do and nobody will be able to replicate it. So, why hide the “recipe” in the first place?
What use is it to sit on the knowledge and hog it all for yourself? I find that there are just too many people suffering from a scarcity mindset. They have a serious problem being genuinely happy for other people’s success and don’t like sharing power or credit.
They feel like only them deserve to be at the top and everyone else will have to do with third place. Not even second. That is the only way to make them comfortable.
As you climb the ladder in your career, in your business, and even socially keep a watchful eye out for those people sitting in the front row. Don’t get mad or frustrated to see them sitting there. Do your best and put on the performance of your life. In due time, the haters will expose themselves.