One of the important lessons we often miss or fail to learn is on “Adding value!”.
As children we are taught to compete, achieve & win. Often this forms a ingrained habit – that leads us to approach situations with “what’s in it for me” attitude. We tend to ‘take’ rather than ‘give’. Eventually, people around you distance themselves & often avoid interacting with you.
Try approaching situations & people with – “How can I help?”, “How can I be of value to the team?”, “How to I enable others to succeed?”, “Will what I do help solve the issue at hand?”.. i.e., “Adding value” attitude.
The effect of action arising out of this attitude – makes things happen, makes you more approachable, people want you on the team, people come forward to help you, … all in all – it’s a recipe for success!
Did you try this? What results do you get? If you dint – give it a shot!