Honor the Gift.
Your life lived is a definition of you. Everyone in your life, past, and present, friend and foe, believer and naysayer is instrumental in your success. It is your relationship with other people and circumstances that define you. It is easy to embrace those who believe in and support you. What about those who get under your skin and don't have faith in our gifts and talents? What about that beautiful child of God that is oh-so-cleverly disguised as the world's biggest a-hole? What is their role, aside from making us miserable at every waking moment?
Who is it that irritates you? Who do you really hate to see coming? If this person is indeed your teacher, what is the lesson? What have you gained from their presence? Patience? Strength? Clarity? Perseverance? Story after story of great successes always has a character that challenges the human spirit. There is always someone that pushes your buttons and makes you want to be or do more. At first, the reason might be competitive, ego-driven or vengeful? What is the merit for you in the end? Does this person force you to step up to the plate in a way that you would not otherwise consider? Take some time today to appreciate those who you do not normally embrace. For what are you grateful? Why are you happy that these teachers are in your life?
Success or sabotage? Success is a team effort, even if the team isn't on your payroll or in your business plan. Who has been instrumental in creating your success? Who will be instrumental in moving you forward?
Is this going to be an incredible day? What can you learn from another that will change the shape and unfolding of your day?