Compassion is closely linked with empathy and is a great trait to develop, not only for your personal life but also business. Here are 5 ways to develop the compassionate person in you.

1. Confidence

When you have confidence in yourself and your abilities, you will be stretched to do more than you ever imagined. Your courage factor will increase, and you will step out believing you can accomplish the impossible.

You don’t have to be perfect. Aim for excellence, and eventually you will hit your target. Confidence is like the rock beneath you, holding you up when you fall. If you have this positive self-esteem, you will develop compassion for business success, your co-workers or employees and for your clients.

2. Self-Compassion

To develop compassion for others for business success, having compassion with yourself should also feature. This is not a selfish kind of self-love. It’s the ability to take some time out to be alone, and be kind to everything that you are – all the good and the bad, and receive the forgiveness that is always flowing from the throne of Heaven.

How can you be kind and gentle to others if you are not viewing yourself in the same light? We tend to treat others the same way we treat ourselves, or more harshly. Clients may frustrate us at times, but we have to remember that they are the reason we are in business to begin with. Give more leeway with yourself and this will allow you to extend this to others as well.

3. Gratitude

Gratitude is a feeling or even attitude acknowledging a benefit you may have received from another or from an opportunity. Research has revealed that people who are more grateful experience higher levels of well-being. Grateful people are often happier, less stressed and generally more satisfied with their lives. Similarly with a healthy attitude of gratitude you are more likely to experience higher levels of control over your environment, personal growth, and purpose.

Developing a practice of gratitude to those around you, the situations you find yourself in and opportunities that present themselves will naturally foster a more compassionate mindset.

One of the great benefits of having a grateful attitude is that you are likely to sleep better, because you will think less negative and more positive thoughts just before going to sleep.

4. Positive Focus

Earl Nightingale says, “We become what we think about.” For example, in business and in life, it’s easy to let stress get the best of us. If we are focusing on the stress in our bodies and minds, that stress becomes amplified and we can’t overcome it. Instead, we can choose to focus on peace and the ways that peace can be implemented in our lives. Stress will become a thing of the past.

5. Multi-Tasking or Excellence: You Choose

Multi-tasking is a paradox.  You can never complete a task with excellence if multi-tasking is the norm. You can do 10 things well, or 1-2 things with excellence. In order to develop compassion for business success, you will want to do everything with an excellence mind-set. How can we develop compassion for business success with stress at our heels, always sprinting ahead, not fully completing the first task?

Tasks not completed with excellence may need to be done again, and will take more time to correct. If you are worried about time-management, maybe you need a coach to help you organise your life in such a way that you will have more time.

There are always obstacles and stressors as a leader, but if you continue forward following the 5 tips to develop compassion for business success – you will be respected and highly favoured amongst colleagues, peers, and customers.

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Jane