I spend a lot of time on Twitter and this blog talking about helping others succeed. Famous best-selling author Zig Ziglar said "You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want". I have found this quote to be profoundly accurate.
The most successful people I know are very giving. These are people who have succeeded financially, emotionally and spiritually. They enjoy lending a helping hand to others and take pride in seeing people achieve great things. Successful people are usually not jealous or fearful of the strides made by those around them. They also did not wait until they were on the top of the heap to start seeking ways to make an impact, they always had the desire to be of assistance.
I had a conversation the other day with a person who claimed that most people he encounters have the "helping others thing" backwards. He said he knows many caring and giving people who think they have to succeed first, then help others. They get very focused on their own "stuff" and never have time to give a boost to the next guy.
He is right. Many people want to help others, but they think that these efforts will distract them from their own cause. Just the opposite is true. When you find ways to be the catalyst to making others win, you win too!
We discussed Ziglar's words... they are clear about the order.... help others get what they want first!!!
Look around. There are lots of people who would benefit from your assistance. You need not invest a lot of time or money, but instead be confident that you can make a difference -- then take action.
The world needs you.
Have A Great Day.