This made me feel good about myself, because here I was, the noble seeker, who was looking to offer himself for 'best use'.
I realised over time, this was a self defeating tactic.
Pre-occupation with myself would keep me focussed away from the customer and from problem solving. I would instead be thinking about serving the customer and I would be thinking about solving the problem.
Which as we all know, is very different from actually serving the customer. Which as we all know, is very different from solving a problem.
I would say, the only reliable way to stay focused is to think beyond yourself, from day 1.
- I am serving this customer
- I am solving this problem