Your impact greatly expands when you instead choose to reserve your celebrations for those moments when someone you love or serve reaches a milestone or has a significant occasion. Eventually, you will find your highest gratification in the wins of others; their wins will become your wins too.
REENVISION YOUR BELIEFS - CUT THE DIY
Some will tell you that it’s enough to have a strong belief in yourself. It’s enough to get you somewhere worth going. But it’s never enough to take you to the peak of your potential. To get there, we need others to share our beliefs as though they were their own.
RECALIBRATE YOUR GOALS - CUT THE GLORY
The greatest achievers in the world don’t achieve much significance if they aren’t willing to see their own success through the eyes of those they love and serve. Ironically, when you recalibrate your goals to include the goals of others, you have an enormous impact on your own success, as well as how you overcome adversity.
REFOCUS YOUR EXPERTISE - CUT THE PREACHING
Most listen and learn about others for their own sakes, to get an edge, to make a point, to offer advice. But the greatest power of listening is only available to you when you forget yourself and become a student of others for their sakes.
REALLOCATE YOUR GROWTH - CUT THE QUICK FIX
Personal growth is not a fad. It’s a necessity if you want to be in the ballpark of success. But growing for your own sake is not enough. While it feels great to see your progress from one goal to the next, your personal growth won’t matter much if it isn’t for the sake of others.
REFRAME YOUR LEADERSHIP - CUT THE SPOTLIGHT
What would happen if the leaders of the world were compelled to lead themselves, not because they are supposed to, but because they can’t sleep at night if they let those they lead down. If it sounds foreign, it is.
REDEFINE YOUR LEGACY - CUT THE NOW
When your life is finished, you will only have others to speak for you. What will they have to say, really? This is where we realize that we don’t find significance it find us. Others can only speak of our significance, we can’t speak of it on our own behalf.