Accomplishment and Blessing

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” ~ Harry S. Truman

Accomplishment, when relating to something done admirably or creditably, is one of a number of mechanisms by which blessing is released into the world at large. It builds self-confidence and self-esteem, especially  when you achieve what you do without concern for approbation.

If you get the credit for a particular accomplishment, receive it graciously. Accomplishment is a process of giving of yourself, of exercising your talents and to live effectively you must learn to be good at both giving and receiving. You cannot focus exclusively on one or the other and expect to lead a balanced, healthy and sustainable life.

If you don’t get the credit you think you deserve, why fret? Life has a way of balancing out in the long run and trying to force life to conform to your will can be a frustrating, tiresome and unfulfilling business. Far too many people act like children – taking their ball and going home – when they don’t get what they feel they deserved. And nobody wins on that basis!

At the end of the day it matters not what fortunes you’ve amassed, nor how many toys you’ve collected. What matters utmost is the degree to which you have dedicated your life to the release of blessings into the world around you. Accomplishment is but one of the the many wombs from which blessing is born, yet you can accomplish many things in a day, let alone a lifetime, so take care to handle what comes your way wisely!

11 thoughts on “Accomplishment and Blessing

  1. Colin

    It’s funny that this idea of “who gets the credit” is behind so many people’s actions or refusal to act. I think the reason that life balances out when you are not credited for an accomplishment, is that you had to build the character and do what needed to be done to create whatever it was in the first place. That is yours, no matter what. Bickering about who gets the credit will only cause you to lose ground and seem petty. Take those skills you earned and move on to the next accomplishment. It becomes glaringly obvious who the common denominator of success was when there is a consistent pattern.


  2. strawberryfields

    This is so true. Working together is the blessing that life offers to all who will participate. Beautiful blog, thanks.


  3. Doug

    I love working with a team that seems to feed off of each others ideas. The fun and excitement comes from watching an idea evolve and take shape. In the end there really is no one who could be singled out to say it was their idea but it did emerge as a result of cohesive collaboration.


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