In the pursuit of personal development, it is sometimes easy to step on someone’s toes for your own personal gain. Sometimes giving someone a helping hand and helping them to grow can be just as beneficial.
In order to establish authority in situations where you have to be taken seriously or where you have to be a leader, you want the people you are leading to respect you. Through motivation, you help them realize their potential for growth.
Qualities you need:
A person wants to be certain that someone believes in them and what they are trying to achieve. It is your responsibility to show the person you are trying to help that you believe in them. This helps them believe in themselves and instil the characteristic of not to give up when the tough gets going.
In helping others, you need to commit yourself 100% to that. You cannot make promises you can’t keep. If you say you are going to do something or be somewhere (whether for support or whatever reason) do it. It shows that you are the type of person who sticks to their word.
Lead by example
If you want the people you are trying to help to do something that is difficult, let them see that it is something you too would do, or do it yourself first. This will establish trust and admiration from them, making it easier for them to take a leap of faith.
It’s worth a try
Sometimes, no matter how much or how hard you try, there are instances where you won’t be able to help someone. Either the situation is impossible or the person you are trying to help does not want to help themselves first. This happens, the knowledge that you at least took the shot to try is enough.
Don’t stretch yourself out too thin
It takes a wise person to know that you cannot help everyone. There is only so much that you alone can do, you can’t force someone to do your bidding even if it is to help them.
Do it for the right reason
When you help someone, make sure that you are doing it because you want to. Any other reason besides that is selfish. If you are trying to impress someone by helping others, remember that does not make you noble. It simply becomes a chore that you have to do for someone else.
We all need a helping hand once in a while. You might be the help that someone desperately needs and you also might need that help one day.
To grow and prosper, means doing things wholeheartedly without expecting anything in return. After all that is the whole purpose of humanity and the feeling you get when you do good, is absolutely amazing.