In this super short video Craig explains that you don’t always have to do a big, new thing. Instead, following through with what you already agreed to is often the greatest gift.
Thanks for holding the camera, Ellis!
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Here’s what Craig says in the video
Hi everybody! Hey it’s Craig Freshley here.
Now, a lot of people are inspired to give to their group or give to their community. And many people even get divine messages to give some big, new, great thing; start some new initiative for their group or community. But it might be that the greatest gift you can give is to follow up on the last stuff you agreed to.
Sometimes the great gift does come from divine messaging and it’s a big new initiative. But often times the greatest thing you can do for your group is the next right thing, that’s right in front of you.
In principle, there are at least two ways to solve every problem. When we are able to be nonjudgmental, we are able to see problems not as problems at all but as misalignments. For example, the problem is not that I am right and you are wrong, it is simply that we see things differently. The problem is not that we are spending too much, it is simply that we are spending more than we are earning. When we see difficulties as misalignments rather than problems, it is easier to see more solutions. For example, you could change your view or I could change mine. We could decrease expenses or we could increase revenues.
Practical Tip: When faced with a problem remember there are always at least two ways to solve it. See problems as misalignments, without judgment. Identify all the creative ways to achieve alignment.
In principle, if we want things to be different we have to see or do things differently. If a group of people are seemingly unable to solve a problem among themselves, perhaps they don’t have the wherewithal among themselves. If a group seems stuck in its ways— unenthusiastic, mediocre—perhaps it’s time for some outside influence.
Outside influences can jar things loose, knock things off track, light motivational fires; exactly what might be needed.
Practical Tip: Always bring new influences into your group: outside speakers, visitors, new information. Seek out those with special expertise and relevant experiences. Do not be threatened by outside influences; welcome them.
Outside influences can help you confirm that you are on the right track or inspire you towards a new track. Both are good.
In principle, just because you did something bad to me is never a reason for me to do something bad to you. Doing something for revenge or to get even just makes more bad things happen. Sometimes we justify harming someone to teach them a lesson. If this is my goal, I should first ask, “What is the very …read more
In this super short video Craig explains that you don’t always have to do a big, new thing. Instead, following through with what you already agreed to is often the greatest gift. Thanks for holding the camera, Ellis! This video has captions. To see them, click CC on the video screen. Here’s what Craig says …read more