Focusing on Others Instead of Being Self-Absorbed
- I was on Facebook the other day, and I noticed two of my friends weren’t doing very well, but they had completely different perspectives. So, today I want to talk about others-focused, being “others-focused.”
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One friend started off by thanking her parents for helping with their children – transporting her kids back and forth, and she was thanking another family member for bringing a meal.
She was thankful for another friend who had gone to the store and brought her something back, and she was just overjoyed and overwhelmed with gratefulness, a grateful heart…
Because she was in bed sick and couldn’t do for herself and other people were helping her, and she was praising them and thanking them, and she had a heart full of gratefulness.
“This much” was on her because…”I’m sick in bed” and most of the post was thanking other people and praising them, and making sure all of the people knew how wonderful they were.
Then I have another friend who had a difficult time. She had a physical challenge, and she has small children.
The first part of her post was “UGH!” She was in pain, she was having a hard time, she wished for help, she wished for this and that. She has some support, a supportive family, but was self-focused.
It was just amazing to me the two different perspectives.
And I noticed on the first scenario, the person that was grateful and thankful, even though she was sick … and she could’ve been terribly sick. She didn’t let us know that. She didn’t let us know that she was having fever and chills, and a temp of 103. She didn’t let us know any details about herself because she was “others-focused.”
That post had forty-some “Likes” and none of which were family. The other post that focused on herself and her problems, and wishing for this and wishing for that, and the sad face and all this… had three “Likes” and two of them were family members.
That got me thinking… I need to be like the first example. I need to be like the person that’s thankful for others! It’s like the glass is half-empty or half-full, Yeah that’s a simple analogy but in life even if we’re sick or going through a challenge, we need to be thankful for what we do have.
If we’re challenged and don’t understand the next step we’re supposed to take in our business, let’s celebrate the past accomplishments. Let’s celebrate what we have learned, what we have been able to do, what we have been able to achieve, and celebrate our successes every single day.
Have a perspective of gratefulness because people are attracted to you – -
if you are thankful, and grateful, and positive.
So, just a real quick tip – something I learned recently – hope it helps. :)