Being selfless means being focused on the needs of others, rather than our own needs. It is one of the most endearing qualities we will possess. As a child I spent my formative years thinking about and putting others first. I was selfless. As I continued to grow, I continued to put others first.
But selflessness is within all of our grasps. People who are selfless are giving. They are ready to put others first and will if they have to, express concern for others. Selflessness helps us to expand our thinking and how we perceive our world. We put people first because that’s right, we’re generous and kind.
People who are selfless think about how their actions will affect others. Being selfless means you will want to judge less. It is an important key to relationships, friendships and marriage. It helps keep relationships real, makes individuals more grounded and humbled.
So to be selfless, listen more and practice being kind. Choose to perform random acts of kindness, give without expecting back in return, be patient, treat others how you would like to be treated.
Selflessness is essential if we are to find contentment and fulfilment, but it can often be overlooked, because others take advantage of those of us who are.