What if everywhere you went this week, physically as well as virtually, you imagined you were sent, in love? Your mission, your purpose for being there was to touch someone’s heart in the moment. To reach them at a very human level because of something you noticed, felt, heard them say.
Imagine for every conversation, every meeting, you prepared not by practicing what you’re going to say, present or argue, but by how you’ll listen. What questions will you ask out of genuine curiosity about the other person? Imagine your goal is to understand what the other person feels or needs, not what you want.
Imagine everything you say is said with a kind, compassionate, caring tone. Imagine every word you chose is chosen to elicit an calm, honest, transparent response. Imagine creating a safe space for the other person to feel comfortable being vulnerable with you.
If you tap into this super power, then you’ll get a glimpse of why you’re hear on Earth. You see, we’re all here to love and be loved. Unfortunately, soon after we exit the womb, worldly forces start to influence our minds such that we learn to believe the lie that the world revolves around us. We are taught that we’ll be happy if we pursue our own self-interests. The paradox is the only way for humans to experience true happiness and pure joy is to serve others in love, not ourselves. That’s how we’re designed.
The good news is that it’s never too late to unlearn what the world has taught us. We simply have to stop believing the lie. This is accomplished by building new habits that recalibrate our minds. Recalibration results in a renewing of the mind that produces a new spirit that yields the fruit of that spirit. The first fruit is love.
Do you want to achieve great things? The greatest among us will learn to humble themselves and become leaders that act like servants who are sent, in love.