“If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love’s reach.”
- Margaret Cho
By giving, you’ll make the world better. Maybe not always “the” world every time, but certainly “your” world. And since we’re all connected, that starts becoming one and the same, see?
Leadership is said to be about serving others, so it stands to reason that by giving to others, you are in fact becoming a leader in your community. The more you give, the more you begin to understand inherently what it means to be a great leader. The world needs leadership, perhaps today more than ever.
In the book Good to Great, one of the absolute keys to a “Great” leader is that he or she possesses, somehow, near limitless amounts of both confidence and humility, simultaneously. By learning to go outside of your self and learn ways in which we are all connected, finding what your strengths and interests are and how they can be applied to charitable acts, and activily going out and giving in the ways you are passionate about, chances are you will encounter situations and people who will encourage and hone your confidence and show you reasons to be humble. Chances are if you are reading this blog post, you’re far better off in life than most of your fellow mankind, and it is hard to truly understand how fortunate you are, how much you have to be thankful for, and not be humbled as a result.
I don’t have unrealistic goals for this blog. I hope it reaches someone else, but even if it does just reach one someone else and cause a shift inside of them, changing something in them that makes them want to do something nice for some fellow human being, the possibility of that snowballing into a community-changing event is… well, it’s big enough that I’ll keep trying, keep giving. To you.
How you perceive reality creates your reality. If you perceive a reality in which you can make positive changes, you’re well on your way to changing the world you live in.