Helping Others Win

Over the years I have found that Helping Others Win is a very important duty.  As leaders, our primary goal is to help those around us win.  As followers, our primary goal is to help those that we follow win.  If those around us are winning, the organization wins and that’s a win win.

As parents it’s important to help our children win. We provide environments, teaching, structure, systems, beliefs and assistance that help create opportunities for success.  As married couples, we must be wholly committed to helping one another win.

Helping Others Win is such a simple concept, but it’s often overlooked in this self-consuming day and age.  It’s much easier for a boss to fire someone, a coach to give up on someone and a spouse to hit the road than it is to commit to winning.

Charlie Sheen may be a little off of his rocker, but the one thing he gets is Winning. He was quoted as saying, “I’m not bi-polar, I’m bi-winning.”

We need to become more focused on being bi-winning…  In other-words, creating situations where everyone wins.  Help Someone Win Today!

Why are people not committed to Helping Others Win?  Share your thoughts on helping others win.

  • Jonathan Pitts

    I believe it has all to do with the misconception that in looking out for the needs and interests of others that somehow we lose. I’ve learned that it is the exact opposite. When we look out for the interests of others, others will tend to look out for our interests as well.

    • Scott Williams

      Yes… its a win-win

  • http://www.fpltoday.com Richard Eneff

    One word; Trust. As leaders and as followers we don’t trust the people we work with and we don’t trust God will guide us through problems. We get God complexes and make decisions for other people rather than letting them succeed on their own. For example, I can’t trust my employee to do what’s right because I have a huge bonus riding on the results. I can’t trust my kids to clean their rooms, we have guests so let’s degrade and punish then do it ourselves. I can’t trust my spouse to do what I want on their own so let’s “nag” and fight about it, what will the neighbors think.

    The problem is we get too focused on the wrong end result, the earthly one. I think what I read in proverbs today sums it up nicely…

    Do your best, prepare for the worst-then trust God to bring victory. Proverbs 21:31 MSG

    Good leadership is a channel of water controlled by God; he directs it to whatever ends he chooses. Proverbs 21:1 MSG

    • Scott Williams

      Great word… thanks for the word and the context

  • http://www.learningmatters-shelleymed.com/ Shelley

    Great focus- thanks Scott-Blessings!
    Philippians chapter 2: 1-7 hmm? Because we are connected to each other and each is a part of the other …”put yourself aside and help others get ahead”
    2:1-4 Message: “If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if His love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care- then do me a favour: agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front, don’t sweet talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourself long enough to lend a helping hand.”

    • Scott Williams

      Sometimes you just have to read the message… it keeps it real!

  • http://tiny.cc/3leggedstool Kim Leslie

    Some people have no self-confidence and that can prevent them from participating in a winning atmosphere and helping others succeed. Egos also can get in the way of a winning atmosphere at work. I’ve found that bullies are just as prevalent in the workplace as they are on the playground. Each of these types of people are toxic to a positive workplace, school or home life.

  • Scott Williams

    Bullies are Bullies… :)

  • Aaron

    You’re great at that Scott!

  • Aaron

    Not the bullies thing. You’re great at helping others win. Thanks!

    • Scott Williams

      Thx… LOL

  • http://www.beyondhorizons.in Beyond Horizons

    Brilliant thought! If only more people thought like this!
    Creating situations where everyone wins is not an easy task. Most people believe (because they have been told) that someone has to lose for someone to win. But if you break out of that mindset, you’ll start looking at situations differently. At first, it will be difficult to create win-win situations. But the more often you do it, the easier it will get.
    But most people like to take the easy way out. And that’s something we need to change.
    - Sindoora (http://www.beyondhorizons.in)

  • Jbdouglas

     I’m getting ready to give a graduation speech and want address – Loyal Caring (Looking out for the interests of others).  I’d love to use a modern day example that would speak to HS students. Any suggestions? (I have used Mordecai out of the book of Esther before – when he saved the king’s life, but really would like something current).

  • jkaustin

    I. Always help others but no one ever helps me why is that? I can’t just sit there when I see someone who is in need of help.

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