It was a brilliant idea. A couple of months later, someone else was taking the credit. It bothered me, because I wanted to be the one that got the accolades. All for what? Some stupid stuff that truly didn’t matter? But it was my idea! And, it got adopted. When it is all said and done, isn’t that all that really matters?
This idea was pulled out of the ether. There was no work involved to build it. There was no money invested into it either. It just happened to stick. That’s it.
What should I do now? My best move would be to let it go. Let the other person revel in their wittiness. It is pride that is holding me back. I have to relinquish the pride and control the ego. I have to move on and come up with more ideas.
By fixating on my injured pride, I am no longer being useful in the present. Instead I am wallowing in a past that might have been but really never was. To get more accomplished in this world, I have to be in the present moment.
Why is this a charity post?
It is charity in letting the other person take the credit that they feel is theirs. There is no need for it to become a petty fight. Our pride shouldn’t be so great that we sacrifice the happiness of those around us. It just isn’t worth it.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. –Harry S. Truman