Becoming The Change Podcast (Episode 477): Do What’s Best For More Than Just Yourself

Welcome to the Becoming The Change Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

Do What’s Best For More Than Just Yourself

To ask, “What’s best for me” is finite thinking. To ask, “What’s best for us” is infinite thinking.”

-Simon Sinek

Author and speaker Simon Sinek recently wrote a book entitled The Infinite Game that points out the many pitfalls that leaders fall into in the pursuit of short-term gains and shows how they can put the focus back on practices that lead to strength and stability. In today’s quote he encourages us to be infinite thinkers by asking the question “What’s best for us?” rather than being a finite thinker asking “What’s best for me?” We can not longer limit our thinking to just ourselves. This world is too big and I believe it is up to us to embrace all that life has to offer, what other people have to offer. Our decisions do not just affect us; they affect others. It is up to us to socially recognize this by taking on the perspective of and empathizing with others. We need to do things that best suit all of us. This world need this type of thinking now more than ever. We is greater than me.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards becoming more socially aware?

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A special thank you to Feedspot for recognizing the Becoming The Change podcast as one of the Top 10 Social Emotional Learning Podcasts  on the internet. It is an honor to be amongst the other podcasts on this list as we all strive to make this world a better place.

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