Improving other people’s lives may not be as complicated as many have made it. There are simple ways to bring out the best in others. When you take the time to bring out the best in others, you can change the world. That’s right, making a difference in someone’s life is how you can change the world. You may even change yourself.
Everyone has something unique that stands out from the crowd. Yet, only some people know how to find their unique talents. Others may assume they are not as good as others, and their self-esteem will suffer. Imagine this: You could be the change to help them see the best in themselves, the hidden champion behind them. This article will teach you simple ways to help others improve their lives.
5 Simple Ways To Improve the Lives of Others:
- Be Generous
Generosity is a great place to start. Most of us have something that we can give to ease another’s burden. You can give others your time, energy, finances, or other resources. You could even give another person the benefit of the doubt. Believe in them, even when they fail or stumble and struggle to believe in themselves. It takes no great talent to believe in someone already reaching their goals and knocking down all the walls. Seeing those talents buried deep inside someone is much more challenging, especially when they don’t know that talent exists.
- Be Open-Minded
Talent can take a lot of different forms, and it can bring someone into unusual situations. Many of the most talented people you may meet will be utterly other than you. For example, you like a quiet atmosphere, and this person wants to be loud and outgoing. The most extraordinary talent in seeing the best in others is getting past some of your biases—experiment with laying down your preconceptions and see what a difference it makes.
- Be Real
You would be surprised at how many people can spot a phony a mile away. That’s right. Being genuine goes a long way in bringing out the best in others. It helps to have no motive other than seeing the person win. Even living in authentic ways can help others that watch your life prosper. It’s a breath of fresh air to meet someone who “means what they say and say what they mean,” as the old saying goes. Are you willing to take off the masks and be a force for good in the world? It could be a lot simpler than you think.
You don’t have to be the most capable, intelligent, or cutest person in the room. (Although being cute does help 🙂) It would be best to be honest, and ready to listen and learn. Let the other person know you value them and want to be there for them as they learn more about their unique talents.
- Be Persistent
Helping others to change, grow, and expand is never easy. It may require the patience of Job.
It is always challenging when it is time to encourage others to take action. The other person can get discouraged and often needs to be more focused. They may even rely on you to do most of the work rather than taking the initiative and rolling up their sleeves to get the job done. This is natural because growth can be difficult, and some may get discouraged. Your goal is to persist with them and not let them give up on their dream. You can be there to help, but your real Job is to do something other than the work for them. With focused persistence, you will be able to help them reach their goals, and they will be proud that they put in the work themselves.
- Be Present
You need to pay attention and be present to spot the talent in other people. You need to be present to find minor clues because most people don’t know their abilities and will not show them off to you. You must be curious to learn more about that person and be present enough to show that you also care and want to be there for them. The greater your ability to pay attention, the more talent you can find for others.
Although this focuses on others, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that helping others will tremendously impact your life. It will bring you joy and a sense of fulfillment and allow you to live out your purpose meaningfully. Assisting others to builds your skills, enhances gratitude, and promotes community by strengthening relationships.
So wait no longer. Get out there and change the world by helping someone in your world.
Be well + prosper,