Your Greatest Success Will be Helping Others Succeed
Here is a profound truth that has the potential to wake you up more than a double espresso on a Monday morning: our greatest successes in life are often found in helping others succeed. There is something incredible “wow” about knowing that you played a part in someone else’s success and growth, something that inspires you to be better as much as it did them.
The problem is, not enough people think like this. Not enough people have the inherent desire to help others be the best they can be and that’s because society makes out that we’re all in competition with each other. We think of life as winners and losers, and that isn’t how it should be. There is enough world to go around that we can all be winners, plain and simple.
With this in mind, we have pulled together a list of ways you can help others realise their own potential and go on to be the best version of them possible.
- You’ve Gotta Believe
Everyone has moments of doubt. It’s entirely natural. Even people as confident as Beyonce and Matty McConaughey have moments where their confidence takes a knock. That is when having someone believe in us becomes more priceless than a Ming vase. That’s when helping them feel like Hercules is life-changing. It is about believing in someone’s talents and abilities when they themselves don’t.
- Know How To Motivate
Motivating someone to be a better version of themselves is not as easy as you may think. It’s a skill, and a valuable skill to learn, which is why we recommend you try your hand at life coach training here. Things like knowing how to speak in a way that makes people listen, being able to see qualities in others and knowing how to spur them on to great things will never become redundant. Never.
- Sincere Encouragement
People don’t buy into any old encouragement. It needs to be sincere. It needs to come from the heart. You need to really believe what you are saying and let it rumble. The more sincere your encouragement is the more it will resonate and the more it will help the person stay on course. But don’t just be sincere, be specific with your praise and encouragement too. Let them see exactly what you see in them.
- Compassionate Truths
Telling the truth has gotten a bad reputation over recent decades. We are afraid the truth – even truths that need to be said for positive actions to happen- may hurt their feelings. But telling the truth is one of the most loving acts anyone can ever hope for. Of course, it depends on your relationship. However, if you are the only person that can have influence through the truth, then you need to shoulder that responsibility and master the art of truth-telling without being combative.
- Be A Role Model
It is as simple as 2 + 2. It is the notion that actions speak louder than words and that the best way to influence others is through our own actions. Always.