I recently came across the following video. I know I have seen it before, but it has been a few years.
I am always amazed how things seem to come to us at the right time, just when we need to hear them. I love the line at the end of the video from Michael Jr. —
If we can just stop asking the question, “what can I get for myself?” and start asking, “what can I give from myself?”
Maybe it is still the remnant thoughts from my post last week that are running through my head, or events that have transpired this week, but I believe we could all use a little more of this type of thinking. Asking less of what does the world do “for me,” and asking more of what does the world need “from me?”
“For me” creates a self-centered, egotistical environment. “For me” creates behavior that is entrenched in standards and norms of what we believe is expected. “For me” behavior creates judgement and bigotry. “For me” behavior creates stagnation and keeps us seeing the same results we have always gotten, while blaming others for those outcomes. “For me” behavior is a horrible way to live because nothing will ever be enough.
“From me” is centered around service and love. “From me” creates behavior that is more concerned with getting things done, rather than getting the credit for what is done. “From me” behavior allows what is right to rule over who is right. “From me” behavior creates new avenues and paths to success for all. “From me” behavior is a life worth living; a life that makes the world a better place.
I believe that if we would meet every situation with love and acceptance first, then we would be able to empathize and come to a positive solution together. If you are struggling with something in your life, take a step back, and come back to the situation starting with love and a “from me” attitude. Especially when it is hard, start with love and see what the situation needs from you, rather than what can be done for you as you solve the problems you face each day.
Keep learning; keep growing; keep sharing!