The next time you find yourself in a bad mood at work, consider getting up and helping someone with their work. Not only will it enhance productivity and your own social capital, it might also make you feel better! If you witness your employees in a down mood, find ways to get them helping others, or invite them to spend a little time helping you with something you are working on.
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Since social media we have the possibility to present us and our talent so easily. We are able to show the whole world who we are and what talent is dormant in us. Presenting us feels great and makes happy and proud – thus we invest much time in that presentation. Feelings of “I am important” are the logical consequence. Our mind focuses fully on our own story.
But no one and nothing in the world can be really so important that we forget everything around us.
Only when we see us with humble eyes, are we able to enjoy our life. Then we will detect the beauty of life and will perceive our existence with gratitude, and not with pride. When we learn to say more often “We” instead of “I” and respect other people’s stories as much as our own, we have made a great step towards a new awareness.
WE ARE NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYONE ELSE!
OUR STORY IS NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN STORIES OF OTHER PEOPLE!
Treating ourselves with respect is enough to master life.
And treating everyone else with respect. Dropping our self-importance and replacing it through humility leads to inner silence. We are able to see the world with clear eyes. And we see ourselves more clearly as we are. We no longer compare to others and we see others as equal. Humble people don’t see the own success as most important. They help others to become successful, too.
Dharmesh Shah explains confidence like that: Confidence is quiet: It’s a natural expression of ability, expertise, and self-regard.
He states 9 qualities of truly confident people:
1. They take a stand not because they think they are always right … but because they are not afraid to be wrong.
2. They listen ten times more than they speak.
3. They duck the spotlight so it shines on others.
4. They freely ask for help.
5. They think, “Why not me?”
6. They don't put down other people.
7. They aren’t afraid to look silly…
8. … And they own their mistakes.
9. They only seek approval from the people who really matter.
My opinion: I have learned that confidence has nothing to do with "I am the best, I master everything" but with "I trust in my abilities, I am humble and I have faith". Confident people don't need the limelight, they sparkle through what they do. I like these words here: "... true validation comes from within."
Compassion can be put into practice if one recognizes the fact that every human being is a member of humanity and the human family regardless of differences in religion, culture, color and creed. Deep down there is no difference. ~ The Dalai Lama
Give out of love, not obligation. Give when it's least expected. Give without strings attached. Give from your heart. Give of yourself. Give to show that you care. Give help without causing helplessness. Give something that makes personal sacrifice. Give to make a difference. Give without keeping score. Give for no reason at all. Give a little if you can't give a lot. Give without attracting attention to yourself. Give without being asked. Give of your experience. Give to those who need it most.
Expanded awareness brings success. Awareness can be expanded in many ways. The most important are these:
- Meditation - Silent reflection and contemplation - Communing with Nature - Seeking higher guidance - Associating with admired people who serve as mentors and models - Studying the great saints, sages, and seers - Identifying with your inner self and not your external achievements - Living by a higher vision of life, and of who you are. - Placing importance on our own inner growth and spending time on it. - Keeping up with the most far-seeing thinkers in your field. - Being open to change, not fearing the unknown. - Being comfortable with uncertainty and the rewards it offers.
To live content with small means to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart to study hard, to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never in a word, to let the spiritual unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common - this is my symphony.
We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. ~ John Lennon
Man nowadays puts himself in chains. Lacking motivation, rigid consistency, harmful thoughts and prejudices, daily routines. Life is about what it always had been. Conventions and commitments rule our daily life – we don’t dare to break out and think free. Our brain uses the old, obsolete patterns in thinking. We never ask us if everything makes sense and is adequate. Totally trusting we rigidly continue with our old scheme.
Everything around us could develop further – we still insist on our old thinking.
The first challenge for us is to realize that we are so often wrong in what we think and believe. We should not pride ourselves on rigid consistency. We should rather put faith in our ability to learn and to develop ourselves further. Nobody decides in the end if old traditions are valid anymore or not.
The second challenge: Other people
The second challenge is not to rely only on these people who share our ideas and thoughts and stand behind us. Sharing our ideas only with these people would mean sharpening our prejudices. Prejudices against those who don’t agree with our opinion and who think differently. Just the diversity of different opinions is exciting. It gives us the chance to compare different attitudes and to learn from them. “Freedom grows best in diversity” says Scott Berkun.
The third challenge: Be alone
The third challenge for mankind is to be free from others, to be alone. Having time for the own thoughts and reflections. Hearing our inner voice what it has to say.
LEARN TO LOVE THESE CHALLENGES!
LEARN TO BE WRONG …
LEARN TO LOVE THE DIVERSITY OF DIFFERENT OPINIONS …
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson.
Watch the video, enjoy the inspiring words and let your own light shine ....