I am not good at putting on a social veneer.
In the past, when I have let my ego get big, I have fallen and fallen hard.
If I feel a tickle of it coming on now, I try to squash it fast and humble myself.
I recognize the grind and professionalism in others when I see it. Its easy to spot. I expect that it is easy to spot in me also.
Now that I have a true vision and mission, I’m sure more people are seeing me shine. I do not look for compliments, but when they do come, I simply say, “Thanks for noticing” and continue on. Admiration is nice, but it does not advance the mission, other then making me more committed, knowing that I am on the right track.
When my children do something correct for the first time, I let them know they did a good job, but also remind them that one good day is not a trend.
I am striving for a personal trend of excellence!