Practise Being Unselfish (4)
The people you seek to influence in life always ask themselves: Do you care about me?
Think about the best experiences you’ve had with people in your own life. What do they all have in common? They genuinely cared about you, right?
And what’s wonderful is, you can broaden your ability to care about others outside your social circle. Regardless of your profession, when you help people, you make your life and theirs better.
Let’s listen to some observations by successful people from various backgrounds.
Business: ‘You can’t make the other fellow feel important in your presence if you secretly feel that he’s a nobody’ (Les Giblin, former national salesman of the year and popular speaker).
Politics: ‘If you would win a man to your cause, you must first convince him that you are his sincere friend’ (President Abraham Lincoln).
Entertainment: ‘Some singers want the audience to love them. I love the audience’ (Luciano Pavarotti, legendary Italian opera tenor).
Ministry: ‘The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have’ (Norman Vincent Peale, pastor and author).
The Psalmist wrote, ‘No man cared for my soul.’ And deep down some of the people you deal with every day feel that way, too.
Whether you’re trying to share your faith, do business with them, make friends, or help them in a particular area, you must prove to them that you truly care. It takes time, effort, and even sacrifice, but if you’re serious about connecting with others, you’ll do it. The chances are somebody did it for you, and it helped determine the person you are today. So do it for others!
‘…no man cared for my soul.’ Psalms 142:4 (KJV)