It takes self-confidence to assume the default position of kindness.
I’ve been working on making my instant reaction to someone else’s good news or success a reaction of happiness for them, not looking for some way that it can benefit me.
It’s been a few years in progress, but it’s nearly always my initial response these days. It’s a brainwave-straight-from-my-mind-first-thing-I-think kind of level.
It’s easier than being jealous or envious of others and it feels great to be nicer to other people when you genuinely feel it from the inside out.