Are You Getting In Your Own Way?

Are You Getting In Your Own Way?

Are You Getting In Your Own Way? | John C. Donahue

Getting out of our busy mode and into our heart occasionally, I’m certain that many of us would find at least one moment during our day where we could pause, reflect on a situation and see something that we can do to make a difference in someone else’s life.

The pace of life and work has increased a lot and I daresay we don’t give as much thought as we could to the circumstances of other people’s lives.

Sometimes, we’re so caught up in our own struggles that we don’t think we can even afford the time to “give” our time, resources, and talents to others. And yet, if we do, we are rewarded.

We are often, throughout our lives, able to experience richness, synchronicity, and reward through small acts of generosity. This isn’t even about money, although sometimes the rewards will impact our financial status as well. And yet, we fail too often when we are so self-absorbed or consumed by our own situation thinking we’d give up too much by helping.

So, please consider this just a gentle reminder for all of us (including me) to pay attention to at least one “little thing” that will make a difference for someone else.

As an extra challenge, try to make it for someone you don’t know well or don’t know at all; family and friends are too easy and natural.