To-do-lists are generally focused on the person creating them. Do something different; create a to-do-list that is unselfish.
It is a very good idea to take a little time out of your busy schedule – just a few minutes – and think about others. It is a good idea to do some deeds that benefit others. It might seem like a small thing for you but the impact such deeds have on the recipients will last forever.
Unselfish Deed Number One: Make Someone Feel at Home
You can do this when you hire someone. The new employee will feel out of place, all eyes on him or her, constantly being judged. That can weigh the new employee down significantly. Instead of allowing that, it’d be ideal to say something or do something that makes him or her feel at ease and at home. Just start a casual conversation if you can’t think of anything else. That usually works well enough.
Unselfish Deed Number Two: Make Someone Feel Good
This is for your current employees. Don’t bother about the high-level employees – they are used to being praised. Low-level employees need it the most. They usually work hard but they don’t get the due credit. This is why they feel unnoticed and invisible.
On your part, just walk up to one such employee and genuinely thank him or her. Appreciate and be grateful. You will be surprised at the impact of your kind words.
Unselfish Deed Number Three: Give Someone Hope
We all have hopes but along with that we need some encouragement. Not everyone has that. Some people are lonely. They only have their hopes and aspirations to accompany them and no matter how practical their hopes are, their growth is stymied because they don’t have the fuel.
When someone is feeling down and out, lonely and discouraged, simply sit with that person and offer some hope. How do you do that? Let them know that you actually believe in their dreams. Look them in the eye and genuinely show that you believe them.
Unselfish Deed Number Four: Give.
Just, give. Look around and you will find numerous underprivileged people. You will find that there are numerous who are struggling to make ends meet. You can help them, can’t you?
A few coins for you mean a meal for them. A dollar bill for you, which you don’t bother looking at twice, means something very significant to them. Give whatever you can. It will help someone and it will give you inner peace.
Take moments out of your life to help others. Touch lives. You will be a better person.
Take a few minutes out of your busy lives every now and then, and help others. Help a new employee, help a current low-level employee, help a beggar, help a friend – do whatever you can. It will change lives – theirs and yours.