Do you ever give yourself and your time to selflessly to make other people happy? I do. I really care if people are having fun at one of my parties, or are fed enough at dinner. I’ll always be the last to get food, I’m happy being at the back of a queue. I just want everyone else to feel content and happy.
Unfortunately, I know a lot of people who don’t know how to even begin to put others first. There’s another mother from school that always manages to make the weekly Skype about her. I’ve sat through endless speeches by a certain family member who only has the capacity to talk about himself. And I’ve got a friend who will spend the two whole hours with you talking about herself.
It makes me a bit sad. I love making other people feel special and loved. I get more joy from giving than I do from receiving. But I wish that more people would put others above themselves.
So how should I finish this post? Maybe you want me to write a list of how you can put others first? Well, I’m sorry to disappoint you… if you are selfish and put yourself before others, it’s up to you to make a change. Read some books, think about your behaviour, learn this new soft skill yourself. Only you can do it, it’s on you I’m afraid!