The Ultimate High With The Gift Of Giving
Do you want to know a dirty little secret that can give you an instant high? Give to someone less fortunate than you with a cheerful heart.
While this is not the easiest subject to cover, it is essential to adopt this philosophy if you are on a mission to build lasting wealth. Philanthropy, charity, contributing, donating, however you would like to phrase it we arrive at one principle: “the gift of giving.”
While the recipients do benefit during times of giving, who do you think receives the greatest benefit? Yup, you guessed right. The person doing the giving actually receives the most gratification.
Now, you may be wondering how this applies to you and me. I mean, at this point the ship has been running so tight to meet all the monthly bills and payments that there really isn’t any room to give. Now, this sounds like a plausible reason that makes complete sense. While this may be true, the major problem with this way of thinking is that our minds will continue to focus on lack and scarcity no matter how much money we are making. The only way to break the chains of this limited thinking and live abundantly is to develop a regular habit of giving.
If we are unable to give ten cents out of a dollar, then how will we ever give $10,000 out of $100,000? Or even $10,000,000 out of $100,000,000? The only way is to develop a regular habit of giving regardless of how small you may be starting out.
Steel Tycoon Andrew Carnegie (1834-1919) is forever remembered for pioneering a movement of sharing wealth with the World. It was Carnegie who stated, “He who dies rich, dies disgraced.” According to nydailynews.com, Andrew Carnegie made $480 million when he sold his Carnegie Steel Company to JP Morgan in 1901. If we adjusted for inflation that would be worth $310 billion today!
We can easily develop the habit of giving on a regular basis, opening our minds up to the possibility of giving to others regularly and the abundance of this world. Just hop on to Google and search for “Non Profit Organizations – Online Donations.” It’s really that simple. Find an organization with a cause you align with and do some research on them. After you feel that you have found the right one, or group of organizations then you can start donating monthly or even more frequently.
It was Andrew Carnegie who also stated, “No man becomes rich unless he enriches others.”
So, will it ever be possible for you to become a philanthropist with the impact of Andrew Carnegie, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and the likes? Maybe, you just might be the next big name to be put in the history books. However, the road is long and walked one step at a time. Start today. Start now. And if cash is so tight that you are simply unable to give, then share your smile with the world. But, I have a feeling that you will always find the way to give.
At the time of this writing it is the week of Thanksgiving 2017. I am in Houston, Texas away from my family living on both the West and East coasts. That means no Thanksgiving plans for me, at least the traditional ones we are all used to. Nope, this year I will turn this time of being away from family into an opportunity to give. Families have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, Seniors citizens are home bound, and countless souls survive on these cold streets daily. While it may only make a small impact, a positive experience shared amongst our human race may just be the drop in our ocean we need to create a ripple effect.
Happy Thanksgiving and blessings. Until next time, keep pushing and progressing.
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