“Don’t think only about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and what they are doing.”
There is a guy I know who knows something about everything. No, really, he knows a little something about anything you mention. Sometimes it comes off a little as a “know it all” but I see it more as an admirable trait that he is curious and always learning. Another executive told that he is so caught up in what is going on at his job that he feels like he has become myopic to other areas of his life and other people. This happens to the best of us. We have all the intentions to stay connected with others, to network outside of our jobs, to read, travel, learn, etc. But, the days turn into months and the months turn to a year and we wonder where the time went. What we realize is that we haven’t put our head up or done much beyond our own jobs in quite some time. It doesn’t have to be this way. We can all start today changing this pattern by just showing some curiosity with those who work around us. Today there is someone who would love more than anything to talk a little bit about what they are doing right now and tell you what they have planned for the weekend. All you have to do is ask.
Paul tells us that being curious and interested in others is a good thing. In Philippians 2:4 we read; “Don’t think only about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and what they are doing.” Today, think about looking beyond what you have on your own plate and send that text or email, make that phone call, peek over the cubicle wall and let your curiosity show.
Reference: Philippians 2:4 (New Living Testament)