A good friend of mine told me about Mel Robbins, former trial lawyer turned coach and media person. You may have seen her latest endeavors her A&E show entitled “Monster In-Laws.”
Well, I was just reading an article Mel wrote for the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, a conference I used to attend when I lived in PA. They always have great speakers, and I find the women in the audience are terrific too.
The title of Mel’s article was “The Social Responsibility to be SELFISH.” In it, she writes that, when asking a group of several thousand women what they wanted to do, the overwhelming response was “make a difference in the world.”
In contrast, she says, “I was with Donald Trump a few weeks ago, and had the opportunity to ask a room full men the same question. Their answer? “Make a million bucks,” “Sell a company,” “Invent a product.”
She goes on to say,
“This is no clash of the sexes, we all have the same selfish desire: we just want to feel good.”
THAT is what we are all achieving: a greater sense of fulfillment, meaning in our lives.
And when we set goals that address these needs, we are more motivated, more successful and so much happier.
So, what can you do: today, tomorrow and this year, to achieve your goal to feel good? How can you help others as you work towards that goal? How can you apply your values and strengths to make this world a better place: whether it be on an individual or global basis?