I love how this blog posts boils down so many complex things into one very simple rule:
I really, really think the secret to being loved is to love. And the secret to being interesting is to be interested. And the secret to having a friend is being a friend.
Why don’t we want to believe that? We insist that we need to be the smartest kitten or the most interesting kitten or the most successful kitten or the most beautiful kitten to get people’s attention. But maybe we don’t. Maybe we just have to show a little interest . Maybe the surest way to be liked by people is simply to like people.
But that’s a risk right? To openly like someone? To admit to someone: I like you. I’d like to spend time with you today. It’s to risk rejection. It’s vulnerability. It’s brave.
I’ve been thinking about the importance of asking for help, and asking for support. It’s hard for me and a lot of my clients, on many different levels of our lives.
When I stumbled across this blog post I LOLed, when even animals are doing it, so why don’t I? It’s the most natural thing in the world. In fact, I will reach out to my former colleagues straight away to ask them for advice.