Thrivagility Rules | #3 Connect

February 21, 2012

in Connection,Success

Success is never a solo act. People are social creatures – human beings, not human doings. We need each other.

We are all connected. You are part of something bigger – and everything you do or don’t do has an impact on others – most of whom you can’t see and will never know. It is only in connecting with others that you can be the person you are meant to become, and only through the eyes of others that you can see the depths of your Genius. It is in the dance of collective Genius that the most powerful possibilities for the future emerge – and where love and work that matters evolve.

When you reach out and actually see another person, you give them a gift. Honor your own – and their humanity – and have the courage to connect – even for moment. Being seen and heard is a rare gift in the world where everyone is trying to get something or somewhere, achieve more, get better and do it faster – and people are seen as a means to an end.

Cultivate compassion – and connect first to yourself. Listen to your internal guidance system: your Genius. Do the work of getting your head and your heart on the same page. Connect with what you care about, with your aspirations and intentions. Then open your heart and mind to see, sense and truly connect with others with curiosity and compassion. Allow yourself – and another person – the gift of truly being seen, always and already enough. Giving someone your full attention is priceless in world where distraction and disconnection reign supreme.

Embrace your vulnerability and practice courage by asking for – and accepting – help and support. Acknowledge that you cannot thrive alone, and that to reach your aspirations, you need to receive and give, to nurture and be nurtured. Being vulnerable – being human – allows others to do the same. Open yourself to the world. Extend a hand of care and support, share a smile or a tear in empathy – and live, love, learn and lead with an open heart.

You change the world everyday of your life. When you connect, everyone – including you – wins.    One of the hardest, scariest things you may ever do is to let go of the idea that you are in control and that you can make things happen. When you do, you set yourself free.

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