Contribute your share.
“For 30 years, the society provided you everything, shelter, food, money, friends. Now it’s your time to give it back to people — not for them, but to make yourself happy.”
This line is by Mr. Anoop Khanna, who started his retirement with a unique idea. He provides a quality meal at the lowest price to the street public.
Anoop Khanna is the man behind this process. He developed the system to afford a quality meal to the public just for $0.08. Yes, one person can take lunch for this amount.
He said that they’re feeding 500 people daily. It’s impossible to cover the cost but this whole project is crowdfunded and his family contributing remaining amount.
Some people give more money to them so they can feed more and more people. The project is widespread all across the country.
He said that he is doing this because when he sees every day that anyone can take a meal with few rupees that makes him happy.
Now, more and more people volunteered with this project. Everyone is driven to one purpose, to make others smile.
When you make others happy, you would be happy.
“You can retire from a job, but don’t ever retire from making extremely meaningful contributions in life.“ — Stephen Covey
Happiness Comes By Giving Your Part To Your Loved Ones.
“Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.” — Tony Robbins
It’s a sacrifice, you don’t love what you have, but you love the person. You’re giving your best thing to him. This is the ultimate source of happiness.
When you buy something for yourself, that’s good. But when you buy especially to gift others that would be different feelings.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. “— Winston Churchill
You’re comfortable with yourself. That’s good, but real happiness is sharing your part with others. When you celebrate life with someone, you would be the highest peak of satisfaction.
People just want to live with themselves, they don’t want to be with others. Loneliness is easy, but sharing your most valuable thing with others is hard.
Contribute Your Share.
“If you want to live a long life, focus on making contributions.” — Hans Selye
The contribution is the core desire of every human being. We don’t want to celebrate alone, but we need others. We want to make a dent in the world. We feel happy if something happens for good. We feel hurt if people killed because of a terrorist attack. So, helping others and make them smile is our primal need.
Most people think that they lack the money or resources, and when they have, they will change something.
In reality, you don’t always need money. You don’t even need work time.
You don’t have to compromise your life. Instead, use free time and work for social project.
You may have heard about “social entrepreneurship.” They’re the entrepreneurs who are using business way to deal with the pain problems in society.
Anything you do, if you’re making a change in other people’s lives, you will be happy.
Suppose, if you’re writing on Medium. Sharing your life experiences and if someone really feels great for you. They leave nice comments. Think for a moment, it’s way deeper purpose than money.
From my experience, I’m not making any good money from here. I’m definitely doing it for business purpose. But when I read comments from different people that something helped them from my article. I’m the happiest person at the moment. It fuels me to write even better, even more.
It doesn’t matter every time that you need money or resources to contribute to someone’s life. You can do it with business. And making money from your project is not a wrong way.
It depends on how you contribute to other’s lives and make yourself happy.
People deliver drinking water in summer days. It makes them fulfilled.
And it’s higher purpose of doing something, if you’re just starting out to making money or increase profit, you will fail easily.
Happiness and fulfillment are deep, emotional life purposes.
“I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings. “— Margaret Mead
Expand Your Small Experience.
I use this technique. Whenever something good happens to me. I share everything with my friends.
One of my friends invites lots of people at her birthday party, and they spend a good time together.
It’s contributing to other’s lives. If you’re just good with yourself, that’s okay. But go beyond your comfort zone.
If you want to be happy, just risk your happiness by sharing your vulnerable parts with your loved ones.
You can expand your experiences. Visit schools for physically disabled children. They’re different. Just observe how they spend their life.
Have you ever observed blind people? They’re unable to see the beauty of the world. Still, they’re happy. I think you can notice more smiling faces than normal people.
You can realize your life that how god makes you perfect, but still, you think you’re not enough.
Compare your life with those who are imperfect than you. I guarantee you will be happy.
You will appreciate what you have.
Engage With People.
Especially in business, if you want deep purpose then engage with people. Help them, identify their pain problem, and solve it more conveniently.
You will be delighted when they tell you that your book, articles, or quotes helped them. This is a special feeling that you want to treasure.
Be empathetic with people. Suppose, if someone comes for advice and you criticize them or give reasons of why should they don’t do. They think that you don’t understand them.
Remember, you don’t need to be a mind reader. Just accept people, don’t make critics. If you don’t like something, just affirm positively.
Be empathetic means be understandable. If you accept and let things happen, you will be the happiest person.
It depends on you how you perceive happiness.
Let’s Be Shared.
“Success is not a function of the size of your title but the richness of your contribution. “— Robin S. Sharma
Happiness comes from the community, from people, from rejoicing with others.
See, people want to achieve more, more money, reach thousands of people, want to beat their competitors, and so on.
That’s really great. But would you think that will defines a happier life? For businesses purpose, it’s okay. But in life, you need a much deeper and broader purpose.
In business, you’re getting everything, but in life, you’re giving everything to the world.
That’s what defines the sense of living every moment.
We’re dependent on each other, so our emotions are. Yes, it comes within you, but it depends on others too.
People advise you that happiness is only your choice. No, it also depends on your loved ones.
When you have everything, consider yourself to share something with those who are needed.
And if you don’t have much to give, just spend a good time with people. Still, it’s a great contribution.
Share your small part with the world, not for others, but for yourself.