In this world we all live in, it’s counter-cultural to assume the best in others. It’s almost unheard of to help others succeed if you have nothing to gain from their success. People tend to get caught up in their own task list, insecurities and desires and can’t see the forest through the trees. Every human being has this tendency.
The first time I acknowledged this in myself (with any intentionality) was in 2002 when I read Tim Sander’s book, Love is the Killer App. For me, reading that book was like Extreme Makeover: Mindset Edition.
If you haven’t read it yet, allow me to encourage you to do so. It’s an exponential value-add to society.
And, if you don’t have time to tackle the book right now, I’ve got something to get you started. I read two posts this morning that reinforce two all too-often overlooked ingredients for personal AND organizational success.