Many people have it wrong. They feel like in order to get where they want to go in life they need to be ruthless, stepping on whomever may get in their way on their climb to the top. But this thinking is flawed. While some business folks have certainly practiced cut-throat tactics to attain their successes, many more have realized that by being giving of themselves and helping others, they can not only reach their goals, but they will be more fulfilled in the process.
I recently discovered this principle. As a freelance writer, I’m often on my own trying to get gigs and catch the eye of editors. And while I’ve been quite blessed to transition teaching to writing in less than year, what I’ve learned over the past year is that I enjoy giving back. Like, a lot.
I love sharing tips and advice with others, I enjoy helping people find their passions and pursue their dreams, and I get a kick out of every email, tweet, or comment from a reader saying how one of my articles have helped them in some way.
It’s inspiring and it gives me the energy (and will) to do more.
On the path to your dreams, Clutchettes, don’t forget to share your knowledge with others. While you may be afraid to give your competitor an edge, more often than not you’ll realize that others will be just as open, if not more, to help you as well.