Getting recognized.

Getting paid.

Getting our needs met.

Focus on getting renders us powerless and entirely dependent on others. It consumes our energy, builds resentment, and wears us down.

What if we focused on giving instead?

I can give you a discount because it helps you.

I can give you a well edited book, a painting with proper mounting hardware, or a sculpture attached to a beautiful base. That way you aren’t frustrated when you try to appreciate what I’ve created.

I can give you my attention, a back rub, or a strong hug.

I can give you what you want.

Changing our focus changes the game.

If you’re happy with things the way they are, by all means stay the same.