Be the First

Do you ever find yourself waiting on the other person? Whether it’s a simple greeting or a fight that has yet to be resolved, I believe it’s human nature to wait for the other to be the bigger person and act first.

In those situations, it becomes like a chess game where you’re waiting — almost anticipating— the other person’s move. However, you wait and wait until it’s too late without recognizing how an opportunity has just passed by.

After listening to a recent Tim Ferriss podcast episode, I’m inspired to “be the first.”

Be the first to:

  1. Smile and say hello.
  2. Apologize and take responsibility.
  3. Say thanks and express gratitude.
  4. Lend a helping hand.
  5. Open up and share my failures.
  6. Listen instead of speak.
  7. Break silence and talk things out.
  8. Stand up for someone or something I believe in.
  9. Empathize and demonstrate compassion.
  10. Love.

Now read this

28 and Still Kicking…

Sam Altman published this amazing post last week, and it inspired me to share my thoughts as I turn 28. Here it goes in no particular order: God is greater than our circumstance. You’re not alone. Nothing is too difficult to overcome.... Continue →