One thing I've learnt so far is that no matter what you go through, always show compassion and do the right thing. Do right for yourself and for others around you. Give the person you are talking to your 100% attention. Treat them like your family, treat them like how you want to be treated. If anyone has helped you with anything, make sure to show them your appreciation. If you want to help anyone, show them compassion and help them with your whole heart without expecting anything in return. You are your own limit. If you treat people bad, no one will want to be around you or have anything to do with you. You may think that you are winning in that particular moment but you don't realise the long term negative impact. Sooner or later people will realise who you really are and stay well away from you. You will spend too much of your energy repairing your relationships and life while others are getting ahead. Don't make this mistake and don't limit yourself.
Generosity has no limits. Sometimes I could not believe how kind a person could be. Be grateful for everything in your life, especially the people that have helped you. Show your gratitude towards them. Take time each day to reflect on where you are, who helped you to get here and what you appreciate the most. I find this reflection helps me stay grounded and appreciate everything in life. I can understand the compassion and kindness of others around me. This is a great feeling, this is how I want to be treated. So now knowing this, wouldn't I want to give this same kindness back to others? A simple act of kindness can go a long way. Think to yourself each day, how can I help others around me? What contribution can I make to their life? You never know how much influence you can have.
Don't stop giving. If you have tried helping people but have been knocked back, don't lose faith in humanity. Don't let that minority of people affect who you are. Don't let them affect the compassion that you are capable of giving for the next person. If you want to do good, don't let anything stop you. If anyone doesn't' appreciate it, they are the one that are missing out. There will be many others who will appreciate it. Imagine what the world is missing out on if you stop giving. Through your compassion, you could potentially save someone's life. Understanding compassion helps to build a rightful conscience.
It can be difficult to do the right thing and show compassion when you are in conflict. Our human nature steers us towards a resolution that will benefit ourselves. You don't have to win every time, sometimes you might have to lose in order to do the right thing. Be calm, look at the problem and think of all possible solutions. Give respect and look for a win win situation for everyone. I include my conscience in any problem solving or negotiations. Aim to do the right thing for yourself and for the other party. No matter what happens, win or lose, you will walk away knowing that your conscience will be clear and you have done the right thing. In the long term, you will be the winner. You will have no regrets or a guilty conscience holding you back.
Learning compassion and training your conscience will help build your personality and character. Be a compassionate individual that radiates positivity to everyone around you. Have a positive impact on someone everyday. Do the right thing every time and you will find it easier to balance on your life path. Everyone will want to talk to you and be around you because they feel great being around you. Your relationships will grow and everything around you, including yourself will grow like a flourishing healthy tree.
A millennial who grew up in Australia and is not afraid of hard work and dedication to overcome any challenge.