In this season of thanksgiving, we’re bombarded with invitations to donate to this charity or that food bank based on the desperateness of some persistent need. It drives me absolutely crazy!
This is might sound rather cold to some of you, but here it is: I will not give to a “need.”
And here’s why: the need in this world is simply too vast. There will always be those who are sick, hungry, homeless, or destitute. When you give to a “need”, you’re giving out of a sense of obligation or guilt, putting your attention on the need, and actually creating more of it.
None of us want that!
Now before you think I am the epitome of Ebenezer Scrooge, let me say that I am a STRONG proponent of giving.
But I believe in giving generously to INSPIRATION, to any person, place, or institution that feeds me spiritually.
What do you want to see MORE of in the world? Give to that!
Leaning in to inspiration is what spreads greatness into the world. Have you ever thought about how you can spread greatness in your “world”
(Remember, greatness is the essence of being extraordinary! Greatness comes from deliberately choosing to recognize, magnify, and give your gifts at the highest level.)
So what inspires you? What makes you sit up and say, “Wow! Look at that!” with wide eyes and a child-like sense of pleasure? What fills you up to the point that you “leak happy” everywhere?
It is your own greatness that gives you the capacity to “heal” the sick, “feed” the poor, “house” the homeless, and “comfort” the destitute. WHY?Because you’re spreading greatness by giving to inspiration. Focusing your time, money, and attention on the good creates more of that good in the world. And that, in turn, inspires more greatness. It’s a magnificent upward spiral.
There’s no hard and fast rule around how or what to give except give to what inspires YOU. Examples might be an extra tip to the waitress who was really, really nice to you even though you were a little bit grumpy this afternoon. Or maybe it’s giving your time and energy to a non-profit organization whose mission speaks to your heart and lights you up inside. It can even be attending a charity gala because the people there remind you of who you are and why you continually pursue your greatness for the benefit of others.
The inspiration could be giving to a friend who did something really kind for you. Or accomplishing something particularly challenging in her life, or creating something special in the world, and you want to acknowledge her for it and honor the inspiration she visited back on you, just by being who she is.
The thing to remember is: Give generously to the inspiration. When you lean in to that thing that you want to see more of in the world, you create more greatness. That is Greatness In Government.
If you are so tired, overwhelmed, and stressed that you are hard-pressed to even see inspiration let alone lean into it, and you’ve decided you are ready to do something about that, applying for a complimentary Great Life Strategy Session is a great place to start.
During this 1-on-1 telephone conversation, we’ll dig deep to uncover the #1 thing standing between you and the great life you’re looking for, the life where you not only see inspiration everywhere but become the inspiration to those around you Are you ready?