83. Help anyone. 

QUOTE: 83. Help anyone. Few things feel better than helping someone in need. Take a quick look around; people less fortunate than you are everywhere.

For example, I conducted an interview skills seminar for prison inmates (after all, who needs to know how to deal with tough interview questions more than a convicted felon?). It took only an hour of my time and was extremely rewarding.

Most of the inmates were touchingly grateful that someone–anyone–cared enough to want to help them. I got way more out of the experience than they did.  [1]

REFLECTION

APPLICATION:
How does this proverb apply to my personal life?
How does this proverb apply to my professional life?
How does this proverb apply to my pastoral work?
How does this proverb apply to my relationship with and my understanding of God?

OTHER FLAVORS OF THIS CONCEPT:

SOURCES:
Productivity 101 is part of the Listicles Project – an attempt to bring into focus the archetypes of wisdom, the ideas about a topic which occur again and again in a conversation about a topic. The question is this: if we combined all the listicles written on a topic into one giant list, what discrete elements would be present? Each instance of a generic proverb will have a context and flavor contributed by the current author, which add value to the underlying archetypical proverb. I believe that there is a Generic Common Sense or Generic Common Wisdom; I’m hoping to bring it into focus.

[1] This blog post originates with an element from Jeff Haden’s excellent article, “90 Smart Ways to Radically Boost Your Productivity: An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful.” It was published on Inc.com on 1/9/2017. As it is so comprehensive, it’s an excellent starting place to identify and combine proverbs of generic common wisdom.
https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/first-90-days-90-ways-to-boost-your-productivity.html
As the initial proverb may be altered, here is the original quote: 83. Help anyone. Few things feel better than helping someone in need. Take a quick look around; people less fortunate than you are everywhere.

For example, I conducted an interview skills seminar for prison inmates (after all, who needs to know how to deal with tough interview questions more than a convicted felon?). It took only an hour of my time and was extremely rewarding.

Most of the inmates were touchingly grateful that someone–anyone–cared enough to want to help them. I got way more out of the experience than they did.

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