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I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

Stop thinking about yourself

on January 4, 2014

thinkingWe would all be a lot happier if we would just stop thinking about ourselves and start thinking about other people.  In this world, we are taught to be selfish and that we should do whatever it takes to make ourselves happy.   Unfortunately, this just makes us self-centered and does not bring us happiness.  The real truth is, when we focus on ourselves and our own problems, we are often miserable.

When we think about other people and try to help them, it takes our mind off our own problems and in most cases will lead to happiness for both the receiver and the giver.  It can even have an impact on anyone else who notices what is happening.

  • What would happen in a friendship if both sides always said good things about each other?
  • What would happen in a marriage if both spouses were considerate of the needs of each other?
  • What would happen in the workplace if all workers went out of their way to be nice to each other?
  • What would happen in a group setting if all the members worked together?

The answer to these questions – a huge potential for happiness and success.

Is there someone you know that needs help?  A family member, friend, neighbour, a stranger you passed by?  Just start giving out a smile, a helping hand, some money for coffee and so on.  Other people have needs that are often bigger than yours.  When you stop thinking about yourself and start thinking about others, your own problems will often seem insignificant.

 

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