“When you’re a light instead of a dim switch, your brightness radiates in every direction.”
― T.F. Hodge
I’ve always been reminded of the expression, “build others up instead of tearing them down.” It is a wonderful life motto, and has applied to so many situations I have encountered in my life.
In my personal experience I have always admired others who radiate their brightness, and encourage others to grow in their own way. Embracing the differences that people bring to work, school or relationships is what creates a diverse atmosphere. When we allow ourselves to radiate and empower others we are are also empowering ourselves.
I’ve made friends with a few people in my life so far who radiate and inspire me without even knowing it. They do not force their ideals, they prove their authenticity and genuine nature just by being themselves. Other times, these people have radiated kindness by helping me excel in school, work, and internships. They are people who help push you to your best potential, and help you live your best story.
It’s important to remember that everybody is living so many different stories. We race around in our different lives, trying to keep up with each other at 100 mph. We expect others to help us on the fly, without expecting anything in return. Instead of asking how others can help you, maybe try asking yourself why others would help you. Radiating a positive demeanor will leave a lasting impression on others.
Why tear someone down when you can help build them up!