Here is an interesting concept!
The only purpose we have in life is to add value…
I have been toying with the idea of the meaning of life – heavy philosophical stuff you may think, but a perfectly natural occurrence or all of us, and I have observed that the only constant that permeates through out the whole of our existence, and in all spheres of our existence is the concept of value. The basic premise is;
How much value do I need to add to get the value I want out?
“RUBBISH, never – I am not that superficial, I’m a good person!” you may shout and you will be 100% correct, but (don’t you just hate those but’s?) the very concept of being a good person and striving to do your best is an act of adding value for a particular gain, even if the gain is just the satisfaction of facing responsibility, or the satisfaction of helping, or even experiencing religious reverence.
As a simple illustration, ask yourself;
Why do you shop at X store, or are friends with X person?
Because at some level the perceived value of your engagement with the store or the person adds value to your life.
Another aspect of this thought process occurs when you feel as if you are unable to perform a task, or to help someone. You feel bad, insecure, or embarrassed because you feel as if you are not able to add the necessary expected value.
The amount of perceived value that we add to life is directly responsible for how we feel about ourselves and our self worth.
I encourage you this week to go out there and add as much value to your customers, co workers, family and any other circumstance that you may find yourself in. Even in difficult circumstances, be firm and add value!
In so doing, everyone that you come into contact with has a better opportunity to thrive, and you have the opportunity to feel valued.
Humanity is a wonderful and complicated interconnection of “customer support” in which we play a crucial role, so go out there and be valuable and have fun!