Blog post: electrik.co/blog/5741031244955648/fulfillment
“To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.”
- Henry Ford
“Do you know how we get fulfillment?
You can be happy because you did things at work, you can be proud because you did things at work, you can be excited because you had a big success at work, but you know how you feel fulfilled at work?
When you do something for someone else. It’s the only way we get that feeling.
You know why the statistics say that over 90% of people don’t feel fulfilled by the work they do?
It’s not because of the job, it’s not because of the pay, it’s not because of the benefits. It’s because we don’t help each other anymore. We sit in our cubes and we work. When we turn to somebody, it’s because we need something or we need to get something. We don’t put ourselves out there simply for no other reason than to help somebody else.
You know what generosity is?
Generosity is doing something for somebody else expecting nothing in return. At no point ever.
It’s not an equation. It’s designed to help you feel good, because when we are in groups and when we’re surrounded by people who believe what we believe, trust emerges and our very survival and progress goes up.
Make it about them, not about you. The fact of the matter is 100% of customers are people, and 100% of clients are people, and 100% of employees are people. I don’t care how good your product is, I don’t care how good your marketing is, I don’t care how good your design is…if you don’t understand people, you don’t understand business.
We are social animals. We are human beings, and our survival depends on our ability to form trusting relationships. My question is ‘What are you doing to help the person next to you?’
Don’t you want to wake up and go to work for the only reason that you can do something good for someone else? Wouldn’t you want them to do that for you?"
- Simon Sinek
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