How do you check your ego at the door before you leave your home? When it comes to winning people over, it all starts with the skill to think about other people and not us first all the time. Those that remain self-centered and self-serving will always have a hard time getting along with the people around them. It’s hard to break that pattern of living, but not impossible. The first thing they need to see is the “BIG PICTURE”. If you want to improve your vision of the bigger picture and put others ahead of you, here are 3 things you’ll need to do:
- Understand what brings you the most fulfillment in your life, and that begins with healthy relationships that you build, not the things that you acquire. A person focused on themselves only will always feel hungry and restless. Healthy relationships will require you to get over yourself first.
- Check your ego at the door. We often think that the opposite of love is just hate. It’s not just that, it’s also being self-centered. If your focus is entirely about yourself, you will not be able to build positive & healthy relationships. Something to ponder on: A person who is egotistic can be described not as a person who thinks too much of him/herself but someone who thinks too little of others.
- Get out of your own personal bubble. To change focus, you need to exit your own little world. If your view of people is narrow or small, go try to visit places you have never been to, meet physically people you don’t know, and do things you have not done before. It helps change your perspective. It has done a lot for mine.
This is a reminder that the entire world is composed of others, not just us. This is how you win people over.
Question of the day: Do you think you have a huge ego or no?