Since my last post, I’ve been reflecting on what it really takes to make things happen. Strategies become real when things happen. Someone said to me today, I am so glad you agreed to take this initiative on because you get things done. Is it possible that I spend more time than others, thereby yielding more output? It’s possible but I don’t believe that is the reason why. What if the reason is part mindset and a bigger part engaging help?
I equate mindset to the ‘little engine that can’ outlook. I seem to get excited to embrace all kinds of new challenges and in fact, have a hard time saying no. I find this is fueled naturally by a passion to learn, high energy levels, and just loving to solve problems.
Even more influential though is engaging help and, asking for help is a first step. Is asking typically enough? Not very often. A person who needs help may communicate what they need in clear terms and well-articulated reasons why the help is important. Even the best communication is faulty because it is asking the ‘mind’ of the other person for help. Instead, I have discovered that asking their heart for help is what makes the difference. Make the request in a way that is truly relevant to that person and helps them serve what they consider to be their higher purpose.