When I think of outreach, I immediately gravitate towards an image of lots of action going toward others. While this is a good thing, it can also feel unidirectional, overwhelming, and even exhausting.
Recently, I realized why this is: when energy, vitality, and resources are all leaving, it’s hard for a person to recharge.
So here’s my lesson: Outreach = InReach = Accelerated Success. What I mean by this is that:
1. When you are extending yourself to others, think about what you want and need from the interaction. This allows you to give more freely as your own needs are part of the equation.
2. Even if you don’t receive everything you want, be appreciative. It accelerates all of the good stuff.
Have a great day,