When you show genuine interest in others, it shines a big attractive spotlight on you as someone with whom to cultivate a relationship. We have all met people who are totally focused on themselves, their interests, and their goals.
Are they fun to talk to?
Can you rely on them?
Are they people you want to help?
It is, of course, vital to know where you want to go in life. But if you exclude others because of your self-absorption, you are actually slowing down your own progress. Include others in your journey. Work hard not to be egotistical or selfish. Work diligently to increase the number of people you actively support and who support you.
Helping others to progress is the proverbial two-sided coin. It helps you to progress in equal measure.
“One of the most beautiful compensations of this life is that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Contributed by: Dean Lindsay, Award Winning Speaker and Author of The Progress Challenge & Co-Author of Stepping Stones to Success