A great way to help someone is to give a hand up to the ones who are willing to sincerely improve their situation but without nurturing dependence. Ask yourself how you can use creativity, experience, and skill to turn a problem or “lack” into a harmonious understanding; a place of growth.
Look for ways to be helpful without creating dependence. Although it may be difficult to detach oneself enough from the outcome of one’s own efforts, it’s best practice to promote self-sufficiency and success among others. In some situations, people need assistance or support, and it is good to help them.
Avoid falling for the “victim” card – help those that want to help themselves because if we spend our energy doing for those who can help themselves, we are actually performing a disservice.
Stay solutions-focused and think of ways to offer your best contribution so you are helping, and avoid an outcome that could result in you saving or rescuing.
Your best contribution lies in encouraging and challenging others to rise above their current limits, learn from the experience, and create a desire to pay it forward.
Stay fabulous friends!
Caio, Jodi ~ The Fabulous Coach