HTM 046 – Me First, I Insist – How To Matter
In episode 46 of How To Matter, I discuss finding the sweet spot between accommodating to others and taking care of yourself. The article below is the handout that goes along with the tip in the episode.
“By helping yourself, you are helping humankind. By helping humankind, you are helping yourself. That’s the law of all spiritual progress.” — Christopher Isherwood
Perhaps helping humankind may be a bit beyond your immediate focus; but be that as it may, be flexible and accommodating to the needs, preferences, and individual situations of other people. Here, emphasis is on “accommodating.” You are flexible enough to help meet the needs of other people or at least to not prevent those needs being met. Further, the preferences of other people are considered to the extent that they don’t preclude satisfying your needs and interests. The point is that room is made for others and your priorities so long as this does not prevent your long-term success.