How to ensure that people don’t take you for granted?
#1. Say “No” intentionally.
If you have helped someone multiple times, excuse yourself once or twice. This also allows you to distribute your time & resources with other person. Else people begin to take you as an “easy target” for help. They foster the attitude “ise toh mana hi lenge”.
#2. See the efforts & act accordingly.
Don’t waste your time with people with sinister design. Be very careful if you choose to help a “wrong person” because it will backfire. So, surround yourself with good people. If someone values your contribution then put efforts else leave it without any regret.
#3. Solutions to the table.
Generally, it is hard to distinguish between genuine & sinister folks. If someone comes to you complaining about someone, stop him/her, say, how does this conversation going to help us?
Hold only those conversations that bring solutions to your table.
#4. Don’t be overly caring.
Don’t be overly caring. People will take you for granted if you show much care & concern.
#5. Don’t help unless asked for.
It shows that you care but the other person must have the guts to ask for it. It should only be in case of genuine people that you must lend the hand even before they ask for.
With Great Love,
Er. Amit Yadav