Why Help Others?

Why Help Others?

 

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own." 

-Benjamin Disraeli

 

Success in life is rarely a solo act.  Whether we realize it or not, often our greatest successes in life are made with and through others. It can be both humbling and moving to recall the many ways others have invested their time, energy, and wisdom into our lives.

There is no question that there is a significant impact on the person being helped.  But, if you are the one investing in the life of someone else, there are tremendous rewards as well.

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Rewards

Intrinsic.  There’s an incredible sense of satisfaction that comes from watching someone develop and grow. It can be one of the most gratifying experiences in life to watch someone else-someone you have personally invested in-meet their goals and achieve their dreams.  In short, when you help others be their best, you feel better about yourself.    

Extrinsic. Taking the time to share life experience, to challenge, to influence, to build up is the most effective form of leadership.  Your teams and organization will prosper when there’s the trust and respect that comes from a culture of service.  A great leader inspires others to be great.

Are you making a difference in your own life by making a difference in the life of someone else?

 

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