If you can perceive higher qualities in another person, it’s because you also possess the very same qualities. Appreciating humor, kindness, goodness, talent or intelligence in another means there’s a part of you, perhaps not fully recognized or owned, that possesses that same quality. When you look at the world around you and admire excellence, at some level, you’re acknowledging that same possibility within yourself. You understand the amount of work and commitment it would take for you to even approach operating on that level. Consciously celebrating excellence in others helps you appreciate your own expressed and…

Latent potential.