How to make a difference in someone else’s life

How to make a difference in someone else’s life

As any student of happiness and/or Positive Psychology would know…other people matter.

Because happiness isn’t just about “me”; it’s about you!

So to be happy we need to focus on more than just feeling good; we need to also do good.

And this great article focuses on how to make a difference in the lives of others…

via by Jeff Haden

Want to make a huge difference in another person’s life? Make them feel like they belong.

Plenty of people don’t feel like they belong. Take employees. No matter how welcoming and new employee friendly the company, recently hired employees may feel they’re constantly being weighed… and measured… and found wanting. On the flip side, over half of CEOs report feeling lonely in their roles.

So maybe it’s the guy in accounting who always eats lunch alone. Or maybe it’s the lady in shipping who always stands at the edge of a group. Or maybe it’s the guy who never speaks up in a meeting — even though you can tell he has plenty to offer.

Spotting people in professional settings who feel hesitant and out of place is easy.

But it doesn’t have to be a person at work; people who don’t feel like they belong are everywhere. Take the gym. Unless you’re this guy or this gal, if you’re new to working out, you probably feel just a bit insecure. And self conscious. And like you don’t belong — and wish you were anywhere else…

…keep reading the full & original article HERE