David Smith, developer of Pedometer++, Sleep++, and Widgetsmith, recently broke the 100,000,000 download mark for Widgetsmith. He’s a one man shop and by all accounts, is the nicest developer in the Apple community. He commemorated the milestone by writing a post.
…gratitude when left unexpressed is ultimately selfish.
What a profound statement.
I know I have a hard time accepting compliments and expressing gratitude. It’s mostly because I don’t want to seem full of myself or boastful. I have started to come around due to my wife, Mary, since she believes accepting praise, gifts, and compliments leads to more.
I can also see how, when done right, expressing gratitude publicly aka sharing your wins, can help inspire people as well.