Question of the week: How can we give good?

#OMHG Question of the Week: How can we give good?

“I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no true love in me, and I bring injustice, not peace.”

~Mother Teresa

Last week at #OMHG we talked about why goodness matters and takes effort. We also explored how master makers like Christina of Bamboletta are leaders in a quiet movement of incorporating goodness on every level of their work-from sewing each stitch with love to crafting a community. This week we’re asking: how can we give good with gratitude like Kenna who is giving away her ideas + her business? How can we give more but in a way that we can measure and doesn’t leave us needing to hide under rocks like Sarah.

In this post on expertise vs. mastery Ken Coleman asks Dan Pink about why the true craftsman/woman or master is so rare when everyone seems to be an expert. The answer?

“True mastery is really, really hard. I think that’s one reason why few people achieve it. It requires enormous amounts of work and persistence. It requires time. It requires grit. It requires effort. It requires setbacks.

And many of us aren’t willing to accept that deal. We want to achieve mastery without pain. And that’s not possible.”

What if we all approached goodness like a craft to be mastered? Can we give until it hurts with thought and intention in ways that have tangible impact but leave us intact? How can we give good? 

Our weekly questions are based on our monthly themes & guide the #OMHG chats every Thursday from 1-2pm EST. This month we’re becoming teachers at the Academy of Goodness-gather up here in the comments of this post, at our chat, or in our members community to connect and discuss this week’s question!