If you are in a leadership role, chances are you believe it’s better to give than to receive.
Which means you also probably believe you should
… always be competent
… never make mistakes
… always be strong
and that you should only receive when you have something to give in return.
The problem with this attitude is that when you are in a situation where you don’t have a choice and must receive, you are likely to feel
We hear “it’s better to give than to receive” but the truth is:
It’s easier to give than to receive, but not always better.
Giving when people can help themselves takes away their power and opportunity to grow, and keeps them dependent. Click to Tweet
It may be hard to watch the butterfly struggle to emerge from its cocoon. But if you try to help, you will cripple it. Your attempts to shield your children may prevent them from learning a valuable lesson.
You might believe that being a servant leaders means helping your team. But helping them by doing the tough work for them removes the opportunity for them to break through and realize their full potential.
Nine Important Reasons It’s Better to Receive Than to Give
1. It reminds you that you’re not in charge.
2. It keeps you humble.
3. You allow others the opportunity to feel the pleasure of giving.
4. You get to experience gratitude.
5. You develop a realistic self-image.
6. You create a space for others to shine.
7. You learn what strength really is.
8. You become a more well-rounded person.
9. Your relationships become richer.
Asking for help when you need it is a sign of strength, not weakness.
Its a paradox ➤ strong leaders ask for help.
There’s a time to give and a time to receive. When it’s your time to receive, simply say “thank you” … and allow yourself to experience the pleasure of gratitude that naturally arises.