Changing Mindset From Adding Value to Helping Others

I was listening to the Tim Ferris Show podcast where he interviewed Seth Godin .
As I was listening I suddenly experienced a satori.
I understood why everyone says to make helping others your goal.
I thought I knew what they meant, I thought they say that because the goal of helping other humans is a noble one, a goal worthy of one’s life.
When you make helping others your priority you find out that:

  • You don’t need to be perfect to help others; you just need to be a little bit better than the ones you’re helping.
  • You don’t care about harsh negative criticism (i.e. comments and remarks by passers-by)
  • There’s no end to how much value you can add, and it makes it easy to fall into the false cycle of perfection where you want to squeeze more value into the package, yet you are never satisfied with the quality of your work and that will block you for eternity.

his simple mindset shift blew up tons of my mental barriers in one go.