Do The Scarce Thing (And Create Value For Others)

Things that are scarce:

  • selfless generosity
  • giving credit
  • taking blame
  • authenticity
  • kindness
  • patience
  • empathy
  • active listening and curiosity
  • discipline
  • vulnerability
  • service
  • commitment
  • self-mastery
  • compassion
  • optimism
  • heartfelt connection

All the above requires emotional labor, making their supply scarce. And scarcity creates demand. Show up everyday, put in the hard work of practicing these disciplines, and you will become a valuable (and much welcomed) addition to any community.

Interestingly enough, these are also important qualities of powerful and transformational leaders.

Be of value to those around you. Do the scarce thing.