If you’ve ever experienced kindness in the workplace or met kind leaders like the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, you know the kind of positive impact this trait alone can have on you and your organization.
As a former people pleaser, I spent many years making (or should I say trying to make) my bosses and teams happy. But after a while, I realized that nothing good comes from repeatedly sacrificing myself for what someone else wants or needs. If anything, it’s the very thing that keeps me and everyone else from moving forward.
Whether you’re sharing expertise you wish you knew when you just started out or putting in a good word that helps someone move forward in their career, paying it forward doesn’t just benefit the receiver; it can also be valuable for the giver, a.k.a. you.
Have you ever achieved something you were incredibly proud of, only to feel like you weren’t worthy or deserving of a seat at the accomplishment table?
4 Key Ingredients to Achieve Success (a.k.a. my secret sauce)
Remember to use fear as fuel – did you know that F.E.A.R. stands for ‘false evidence appearing real’? So next time you’ve got negative thoughts posing as evidence, lean into the fear and replace every “I can’t” with “How can I?”
Be patient but know your worth – no matter how tempting it may be, don’t let others be the judge of your worth and what you’re capable of.