Last week I wrote about generosity and success - how givers are at both the top and bottom of the success charts. I mentioned that the successful givers differentiate themselves by taking a win-win attitude: they consider their own interests as well as the interests of the people they're giving to.
There's more to say on this - there are 3 specific mistakes that unsuccessful givers make, that keep them unsuccessful. Once again quoting Adam Grant’s book Give and Take, the unsuccessful givers are frequently:
- Too trusting,
- Too timid, and
- Too empathic.
Let's look at each of those in detail: