I’m always amazed at the power of goodwill. The world’s axis is not perched on the hands of Atlas, it’s supported by the hands of those who lend one to someone else. Our goodwill is free much of the time.
When waiting for the dawn, how about helping the twilight?
I have had hands extended to me at important times. Some I have accepted, and some I have declined. But, each gave to me a seed of something more than the hand offered: the seed that goodwill is a positive contribution, no matter how or when we offer it, and no matter whether the gesture of giving is accepted.
Nothing says the power of goodwill more than when you’re working on building a new career. You are aware that there are many doors in front of you. You want to see the red ones open to you:
On occasion, someone new flashes in front of your path. If you spy their goodwill quotient, you are most wise.
This quotient is the sense that the person likely offers goodwill. The point is not that he or she might offer goodwill to you. This could not be more distant from the point. The issue is whether that person offers goodwill to people in the world in general. This quotient is often found in the eyes or the smile. Goodwill likes to hang out in open, twinkling places.
Sharing goodwill with people who have a high goodwill quotient means that in offering goodwill, you become more like what you find compelling in that person – their lighthearted good nature, their openness to growth and change, their willingness to engage with the world.
Recently, I became inspired to share my goodwill in a professional context. It was gratefully received. The rewards to me are immediate, and I’m sure, long term.
The benefits to extending goodwill and feeling the vibration of shared gratitude is one that I will not soon forget, and one that I believe now is the true fuel of success.
In order for goodwill to find you and flourish, you must be willing to give because the cause is worthwhile. You must rally against any notion that you may benefit. When you take this approach, you will not only find friends, but you will perhaps find the highest form of personally driven destiny.
Try it: Give what you can to someone where a need exists. And, watch the world turn, your hand at its base.