“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” ~Anthony Robbins
It is difficult to realize that no one else is, or can be, responsible for your happiness. Although you may convince yourself that it is impossible to feel complete without the link to specific individuals, it is this system of beliefs that will limit you from reaching your potential.
You always have something to give. Your perceptions, experiences, and wisdom carry the power and insight to change the world. When you share your knowledge with others, the bond you create is lasting. It is the person who sits and waits to be served who is always left disappointed and unfulfilled.
Here are some simple steps you can use to realize your power and positively change your relationships (no matter how down on yourself you may be):
- Write down your area of expertise. (If there is more than one, great! If you can’t think of one, write down the first thing that comes to mind.)
- Write down someone you know who could benefit from your knowledge. (If not one individual, perhaps a group you could help.)
- Commit to a time and develop a plan as to how you will sit down and share with this person (or group.)
Keep this really simple. Chances are, the person you could help the most is around you all of the time. Remember it is about you giving. Don’t concern yourself with how you are received; it is none of your business what others think of you. Build your relationships on your own terms. Begin with an attitude of service and you will immediately feel better about yourself and the gifts you came to share.