After such a long post yesterday, recapping my trip to Brazil, I’ll let you off easy today with as few words as possible!
For Motivation Monday today, I want to ask you to think of one way that you can help bring others around you up. Our busy world can be so cutthroat and competitive, and the desire to build ourselves up can often (mistakenly) lead us to bringing others down in the process. Have you ever noticed that those who insult, exclude, discriminate against, or degrade others are often those that are self-conscious about their own abilities or personality? Even if it gives you momentary self-confidence, bringing others down will not help you improve yourself or make your life any better. (picture source)
So today, go out of your way to compliment someone who you know has been working hard – knowing their efforts are paying off may make their day more than you realize. Tell someone you know has been struggling that they’re doing a great job. Support someone by doing a small favor. Hold the door open for a stranger, or give an extra large smile to the person who takes your order at Starbucks. Whatever you do, do something that will make someone else’s day … because, in my opinion, it’s only in building others up that we truly make ourselves better people. (picture source)
Note: Tomorrow (Tuesday) early morning, The Lyons’ Share may have an “Under Construction” notice for several hours. I’m working on a blog redesign, so please bear with me if you’re unable to access the site for a little while!
So tell me in the comments … What can you do today to build others up? What’s the last compliment you received, or the last time someone went out of their way to make your day?