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How Rich is Your GOOD WILL BANK? plus 7 Tips to Earn Good Will

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How Rich is Your Good Will Bank? PLUS 7 Tips to Earn Good Will Everyday

“When you have done something good, you have started ripples which are spreading and you will be surprised how far they will go.”

How often do you do something, for someone, without expecting anything in return? How often do we think of creating good will. For most, the joy of giving comes primarily for the acclaim they get; For others, the pleasure is solely in knowing that they made life happier for someone else.One of the mysteries of life is, that our most valuable possessions are those things that can be shared without lessening them. Least valuable are those things that get diminished by being shared.

We must remember that, it is only in giving that we receive and in serving that we are remembered.

Service is the only rent we can pay for the space we occupy, while we are here in this earth. Silent recognition and remembrance of our services are the dividends we receive for our investments in our “Good Will Bank”.

Build Up Assets in Your “Good Will Bank”

If we make a habit of doing something nice each day and making someone happy in someway or the other, we will be surprised how quickly it can enrich and change our life. It does not have to be something big. The important thing is that we are doing it for the joy of doing, the pleasure of giving-not for something in return. We are thus building up assets in our “Good Will Bank”.

Let us not forget that one of the greatest blessings of life is, that we are called upon to live one day at a time. To be successful in our efforts towards, creating good will, we must harness our heart with love, understanding and kindness and direct out entire effort towards achieving this goal with a sincerity of purpose. There is no preparation, nothing predetermined for starting an account with the Good Will Bank. Besides these investments are safe because this Bank never fails.

Are you Depositing in a “Grudge Bank”?

As opposed to this “good will bank” outlook on life, there are people who are constantly finding faults in others and always carry grudges and complaints in their hearts. Such people remain unhappy themselves and make others unhappy too. Their deposits go in a “Grudge Bank”, and can only bring them misery, ill-will and loneliness.

There is nothing worse for a our character than to harbor grievance. It eats in to you and the only person that suffers from a grievance is the one that is fool enough to feel it. Such people, end up growing old without having any real friends and well wishers.

When was the last time you did something without expecting anything in return? How rich is your Good Will Bank? 

7 Tips to Earn Good Will ~ while dealing with all the “not so easy” people in your life

Today I give you a list of ways you can Earn some Goodwill while dealing with all the “not so easy” people in your life.

Most of us know that dealing with people can sometimes be the hardest thing to do or wrap your head around. But an attempt in the right direction can make you Goodwill Rich.

Just step inside of yourself and Try these Tips and you’ll know :

  1. Acquire the art of kindliness and persuasion. Kindliness is an attribute of the strong.
  2. Put consideration to human dignity before anything else.
  3. Get rid of double standards in thoughts and behavior; one for others and different for yourself.
  4. Start your request always with “PLEASE”. Words and actions inspire confidence.
  5. Give credit when credit is due. Praise fearlessly. If you must tell somebody off, do it with kindness and never do it in front of others. Most peoples self esteem cant take it.
  6. In handling grievances let others tell their full story without interruption. A kind word coupled with a kinder heart always helps.
  7. Learn to listen. It inspires trust and confidence. You may be listening…but are you really listening or getting ready to argue?

“Think about how you feel when someone says nice things about you, about your personality, your intelligence and so spotted your virtues. You can make others around you feel nice as well- It does not take much effort. Just a will to do good.”

What do YOU think? Do you have any tips to earn good will? How rich is your account in the Goodwill Bank? Share your thoughts in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you. 

Please Note: In the Next Post ~ We’ll talk about raising your positive vibrations to awesome levels of happiness and healing. Stay tuned 🙂 I have been away internalizing during Ramadan, which means more spiritual learning for me and more articles full of positive healing goodness for you every week 🙂 Thank you for your loving presence here. I appreciate you.

With Immense Love & Gratitude,
~Zeenat~

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Author: Zeenat {PositiveProvocations.com}

Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor/Motivational Speaker/Naturopath/Holistic Healer/Writer

14 thoughts on “How Rich is Your GOOD WILL BANK? plus 7 Tips to Earn Good Will

  1. Hi zeenat,its by the grace of God I found ur site,At correct time I saw this n I’ve read about u.Thanq so much.

    On Monday, July 13, 2015, *Positive Provocations* wrote:

    > Zeenat {PositiveProvocations.com} posted: ” “When you have done > something good, you have started ripples which are spreading and you will > be surprised how far they will go.” How often do you do something, for > someone, without expecting anything in return? How often do we think of > creating good”

  2. Hello Zeenat. Once again, I’d like to emphasize how I grateful I am to you and Positive Provocations. Your words and thoughts are always a timely and welcome encouragement. I am including my Flickr website & Facebook addresses. Please feel free to include any of the images in your blog/postings. The main purpose of my photography is that it is shared to cause others to experience joy! Thanks again. You are a blessing.

  3. Beautiful, Zeenat! I’m fully with you on this. I’m sure I could do more though. I feel like writing my blog posts is one way I add to my good will bank! Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement.

  4. ‘Goodwill bank’…I love that phrase Zeenat! You are the richest person I know. Thanks for the wonderful and innovative thoughts you share.

  5. From Gravity and Grace:

    “READINGS’

    “Justice. To be ever ready to admit that another person is something quite different from what we read when he is there (or when we think about him). Or rather, to read him that he is certainly something different, perhaps something completely different, from from what we read in him.
    Every being cries out silently to be read differently.

    We read, but also we are read by, others. Interferences in these readings. Forcing someone to read himself as we read him (slavery). Forcing others to read us as we read ourselves (conquest). A mechanical process. More often than not a dialogue between deaf people.”

    ~ Simone Weil

    **************

    …and so in my moments of silence…moments of contemplation, I have come to realize that sometimes all one can do is to wish another *Goodness*

    … and to touch deep within one’s self with *Kindness*

    …by *Forgiving*

    …and not seeking retribution

    One raises himself and others up…

    Thank you Zeenat for this very wise post.

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  8. hi Zeenat, still new to Positive Provocations, but I really like the concept of “Goodwill Bank” vs “Grudge Bank”. To be honest I unknowingly made lots of “deposits” into my “grudge bank” in the past, now I’m slowly dumping my “goodwill currency” into the “Goodwill bank”. Thanks for the wake up call 🙂

  9. Zeenat, I like the idea of this! Like Andy, I really like the concepts of Goodwill bank and Grudge bank too. It helps to think about these abstractly sometimes, especially when you’re in a negative pattern and you’re having trouble getting out. Removing yourself and looking at the situation more objectively can help!