Over the years I have found that Helping Others Win is a very important assignment. As a matter of fact, it’s become my personal mission in life, it’s my mission statement. I’ve abbreviated to what I refer to as “I Love HOW!” It isn’t something that I originally set out to do, it’s simply something that I’ve done for as long as I can remember. Before I totally had this conceptualization, I would have countless people tell me that’s what I did, I helped others win. I don’t think that it’s coincidence that what I do for a living as a consultant, executive coach and strategist is Help Others Win.
As leaders, our primary goal should always be 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 their 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, a parent to be fed up with their wayward child and a spouse to hit the road than it is to commit to winning.
Charlie Sheen may have been off of his rocker a little bit when he was going on the “Winning” rampage, but the one thing he gets is the concept of Winning. In one of his random interviews in which the interview alluded to Sheen being bi-polar, Sheen was quoted as saying, “I’m not bi-polar, I’m bi-winning.”
We need to all become more like Charlie Sheen and be focused on bi-winning. In other-words, we should create situations and foster environments where everyone wins.
I’m reminded of the importance of Helping Others Win in this passage of scripture:
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 favor: 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 yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. Philippians 2:1-4 MSG
Help Someone Win Today!