Your Hard Work May Be Suspect

Yesterday, we talked about our hard work going unnoticed. Truth is, your hard work may also be suspect.

You know exactly what I mean.

Some people are “brown-nosers“.

And then there are the rare few who do things without expectation, and even they are held suspect.

Just yesterday, I experienced it first hand.

In a world too busy for simple, honest and sincere recognition, and in an effort to be the change, and do the opposite from what everyone is complaining about (a lack of recognition), I did something nice for someone. And it came from a grateful heart that pauses, and understands everyone is fighting a tough battle.

But something happened that caught me off guard.

My only hope is that it was simply a reflex, a defense mechanism. I often struggle with accepting grateful appreciation.

Maybe she’s the same way.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.