To ask, “What’s best for me” is finite thinking. To ask, “What’s best for us” is infinite thinking.”
Author and speaker Simon Sinek recently wrote a book entitled The Infinite Game that points out the many pitfalls that leaders fall into in the pursuit of short-term gains and shows how they can put the focus back on practices that lead to strength and stability. In today’s quote he encourages us to be infinite thinkers by asking the question “What’s best for us?” rather than being a finite thinker asking “What’s best for me?” We can not longer limit our thinking to just ourselves. This world is too big and I believe it is up to us to embrace all that life has to offer, what other people have to offer. Our decisions do not just affect us; they affect others. It is up to us to socially recognize this by taking on the perspective of and empathizing with others. We need to do things that best suit all of us. This world need this type of thinking now more than ever. We is greater than me.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards becoming more socially aware?