Yesterday I alluded to Seth Godin’s daily email from February 3, 2022. The basic message is that we dig ruts for ourselves, but that escaping them is a choice we can all make.
What I really love about his message is that he ends with this:
“Simple hack: change things in your life to make things better for someone else. Generosity unlocks our passion.”
I love it!
When everything is overwhelming, there is one simple thing that will make it better. Not fix it but make it just a little better. Stop focusing on yourself and your problems and be generous.
Generosity can look like many things, but in the spirit of keeping things simple, here is my go-to:
Be fully present. Listen. Care.
Is there just too much going on right now?
Try being present for someone.
Yes, you will get even further behind because you couldn’t afford to give that time away. But when you give that time to someone, you have done the most important work of all.
It is all about people. It always has been and it always will be.