Instead of putting people down, bring them up with you!
When you start to enjoy some success in life, this is a fantastic feeling. However, how you use this newfound success is important. If you simply use it to insulate yourself and shy away from others, this can be very unfulfilling compared to if you use your success in a way that benefits other people around you. With this in mind, let’s take a look at a few of the ways that you can use success to benefit other people.
Share Your Knowledge
There will be a lot of people who want to achieve the same heights that you have reached, so simply sharing the knowledge that has helped you in your life can be majorly beneficial to them. You can do this in a formal environment like a classroom or just give people some casual advice, but either way, helping out people in this way feels great and shows that you care about other people getting into the same position as you.
Set Up Organisations and Lead Causes
You may have a particular charity that is close to your heart or a cause that means a lot to you. A great way of helping a lot of people out all at once is to set up an organisation yourself or use your success and profile to lead a cause.
Look at Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor for a good example of a person who has done this. Helping out in this way can give your life a renewed sense of purpose.
Share Your Resources
We have already mentioned sharing knowledge, but sharing resources is another good way in which you can provide people with a helping hand. For example, you may run a business and have a position open for someone who needs it. Otherwise, you might have a contact that you can put them in touch with. Successful people tend to have these type of connection and can help others out in this area.
Give Honest Feedback
Many people find true honesty as one of the most difficult things that they can provide, but offering transparent advice rather than a series of platitudes will be much more beneficial in the long-run. Of course, there is a big difference between providing constructive points which the person can work on compared to just criticising everything they have done. It is up to the person how well they take the points that you have made.
We have already touched upon this point, but it can be enormously helpful to introduce your network of contacts to each other so that they can help each other out in this way. Not only can this be useful to both people involved, it is also a very easy thing for you to do which doesn’t take a great deal of trouble.
So, these were just a few of the ways that you can use your success to benefit other people, something that everyone in this position should be doing.
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