“You can get anything in life that you want if you help enough other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar, speaker, author and salesman
How can you help others succeed?
When those you work with are more successful it boosts the results of the entire organization. What do you do on a daily basis that helps those around you be more productive, more successful and more loved?
It doesn’t matter where you are in life or on what stage you are playing, you can help others achieve more. It might be simple things, like doing something for someone else with no expectation of receiving anything in return. Perhaps it is fetching someone a cup of coffee when they are focused on getting some work done and allowing them to get that work done. Maybe it is doing a few more chores around the home so that one person isn’t doing all the work or maybe it is giving a loved one a few minutes of relaxation that they wouldn’t otherwise have.
There are many ways, perhaps hundreds of ways that you can help others be more successful.
Now, what makes this beneficial to you? There is a well known rule of human behavior called reciprocity. If you give to others they will feel an obligation to give back. It is an unwritten rule of behavior, you give others want to give back. They don’t want to feel that there is an imbalance of giving and receiving and as a result you’ll see others step up their game when you help them improve theirs.
Will it work all of the time? Maybe not, some people may never sense an obligation to anyone else but themselves, so help them anyway. Give them an extra dose of encouragement, a helping hand even when they haven’t asked or a gift of a few minutes of time to relax. Whatever you give to them will come back in one form or another to you. It may not be today, but there will be a time when that gift you gave is returned to you in abundance.
Try it … give to others and help them in some way to have a better day.