Learn To Be a Better Person...
If you want to have a successful business or be successful within your career, you need to learn how to build meaningful relationships with people who enter your life. But also, the below applies not only to business but also to life in general. Get familiar with the true and tested 5 steps to becoming a better person...
1. Stop Judging
The bottom line is we are all human beings and we are all here on this Planet for one purpose or another. You will not get better at what you do by judging others neither is it going to build you as a person. Try to be more accepting the next time you meet someone new, rather than make quick judgements about them. As human beings, we automatically form an opinion at first impressions – that is natural, and you should not feel bad about that. However, the trick is to be open minded and accept that your opinion may be wrong. Always give people a chance. I’ve met many amazing people and got to know a lot of their stories just by getting to know them better, despite if the first impression wasn’t the most positive.
2. Give rather than receive
Give and don’t expect anything back. Whether that’s a nice comment, a word of encouragement or a coffee in the morning – small gestures build relationships and trust. It doesn’t take a lot of money or effort to pick up an extra croissant for the new friend you made but it may mean a world to them. In today’s rush of life and people running around and taking care of their own business, a small gesture of a cup of coffee can really go a long way.
3. Don’t hold grudges
I know, I know. They’ve done you wrong and now you are hurting. Learn to let go. It isn’t easy, no. It isn’t going to happen quickly either. What you are feeling now, although it is hurting like a bitch, it will pass and you will eventually move on. But this won’t happen on its own. You need to work on yourself and on how to forgive people. It doesn’t come easy and it is learnt. It is only in our human nature to put up a guard when someone’s hurt you before, it is a way of protecting ourselves. But do you know what’s even better? Letting go of the hate, of the negative. It isn’t your problem that they are the way they are. You can’t change them. Only people who want to change, can change.
Don’t be rude, mean, racist, sexist… Don’t be belittling and demeaning someone’s life just because you are not happy with yours. You will not be respected if you do not respect others and first, respect yourself. Save your dignity and instead of being disrespectful, learn to love others and if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say it at all.
Just as you shouldn’t say the nasty things, say all the lovely things! You like someone’s hair colour, their figure, their clothes? Let them know. You never know but that person may really need to hear it that day and it may make all the difference to them. Ask the barista how are they, and compliment on the coffee they made. Be honest but be appreciative of others. If you believe in karma like me, what goes around comes around and you can really build a positive network around you if you tried that lil’ extra.
The world wouldn’t be so bad if we all did at least one thing out of the 5 mentioned above.
I'm not saying that I am perfect and always stick to the above but I do keep those things in mind and try to stay true to them every day. I want to be a better person because not only will it improve my relationships in daily life but also in my professional life. You really can't go wrong there!
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