I have been studying and reading a lot of books in the last 2 years on different subject, mainly personal development, self-help, becoming financial independent, leadership, entrepreneurship and other.
As you may assume each one offers specific information on the domain it tackles, however there is one thing that I have found they all have in common.
As I am trying to be more than just a reader, I am selecting and applying some of the principles I found in my lectures in order to improve the quality of my live and get me closer to my goals, so I obviously decided to include that information/habit in my life.
However, honestly I wouldn’t have expected that this one thing in particular is going to impact my life so much and have to admit it was hard at the beginning to follow. I am by nature, a skeptical person, so I don’t really buy into what everyone is telling me, neither do I take it for granted as being true. I need to convince myself and the way I do that is testing it or by using a technique Tony Robbins used at UPW, which is getting that piece of information or situation in a corner called: common sense corner and test if it stands. If it doesn’t make common sense, I usually get rid of it.
Now this thing that I am sharing with you now not only has the power to change your life, the way you think and see yourself, but also the lives of others, and the truly amazing thing is that the results will be visible in a very short period after applying it.
It can take many forms, but I am sure you will get the idea. Here it is:
PUT YOURSELF IN THE SERVICE OF OTHERS AND EXPECT NOTHING WHEN DOING SO;
OFFER AS MUCH VALUE AS POSSIBLE TO OTHERS, HELP THEM IMPROVE THEIR LIVES AND YOU WILL IMPROVE YOURS INDIRECTLY.
GIVE OTHERS WHAT THEY NEED, OR HELP THEM GET IT THEMSELVES AND YOU WILL NOT LACK ANYTHING IN YOUR LIFE.
I guess by now your understand where I am going and also why I said it was difficult to follow with it.
Now the reason I found it difficult is that we have a habit of being selfish. Now probably that is not the case for you, or you would have several counter-examples, but I am asking you to bare with me on this one and think about it for a moment. Don’t try to fight it.
I learned not to give an advice until asked for so I am only suggesting, that you try this in the next period.
Either at the office, on your way home, at home, wherever you find yourself in a situation where you see someone that might benefit form your help, try to give him a hand. By the way I am not talking about giving money away to poor people, each time. I don’t necessarily think that really helps in a long term. I am rather talking about acts of kindness that might impact someone.
Don’t worry about looking intentionally for this moments, as they will come on their own. Just keep an open minded and once you spot the chance to act, don’t hesitate.
You will receive more than you can expect.
You will receive joy, smiles, energy, appreciation and much more.
So let me know how this works for you.
Leave a comment below if you agree/disagree or had the change to help someone and let me know how did that make you feel.