And, like any effort, it's always nice to get positive reinforcement.
I saw a tweet from Naval (someone whom I have come to respect a great deal)
and a blog post from Seth Godin, entitled "emotionally attractive."Everyone starts out innocent. Everyone is corrupted. Wisdom is the discarding of vices and the return to virtue, by way of knowledge.— Naval Ravikant (@naval) March 12, 2017
People who are open, empathetic, optimistic, flexible, generous, warm, connected, creative and interesting seem to have a much easier time. They're more able to accomplish their goals, influence others and most of all, hang out with the people they'd like to be with.
The best part is that this is a skill, something we can work on if we care enough.
I was wrong.
I'm not a Jedi master black belt yet by any stretch, but I'm seeing both the inherent and practical value of the effort.
Then, since good things come in 3's, I suppose, I was reading the good ol' Costco Connection and found some great advice about how to put it all into practice when it comes to being supportive.
"Yes, and..." is a classic but I really loved #4, "bring a brick, not a cathedral."
I tend to bring cathedrals too often.