Importance of helping one another
‘Helping others’ can sound a little daunting. It probably makes you think of huge tasks like volunteering in an emergency, or tasks you would rather avoid like helping your relative move into her 5th floor walk up. The idea of helping others, especially when you’re focused on your own goals, can seem like an exhausting task that will automatically take time and energy away from you and your path to success.
But acts of kindness and giving back can actually pay off in astonishing ways. Helping others can surprisingly help you get closer to your career goals. That being said, don’t just do it to get ahead, do it because it produces a positive impact on everyone involved! Here are a couple reasons why giving back is important.
Lifting Others up, lifts YOU up
Karma, it works both ways. If you put good out into the world, good is going to come back to you. The universe rewards good deeds, it’s indisputable that when you help others you usually feel better about yourself. When you make a difference for someone, it gives you a sense of accomplishment and that can raise motivation in other areas of your life. Rather than sucking energy, helping others can actually energize you to work harder, longer and smarter.
Increase Social Skills
Volunteering or simply helping someone one on one can be an excellent way to keep up your people-skills and stay connected with others and the world. Having a connection with others can even expand your creativity. Most volunteer situations involve interactions with people you’d never cross paths with in everyday life. Meeting people with different cultures, ages, backgrounds, and points-of-view, etc. can really boost your social skills.