Dr. Jerm - Helping YOU Achieve Excellence In Life.
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5. Give BackHaving defined your purpose in life, believing in yourself, building yourself up, and making it happen, you have the crucial components needed to become better. Once doing all this, there really is no reason for you not to eventually succeed on some level. True happiness is at your doorstep and your success is eminent - it is now time to take a look at what you will do with this success.
Charitable DonationsCharitable donations come in many forms. As a young boy growing up, I was in the Boy Scouts of America. I learned many helpful skills and had the opportunity to give back to the community. As a service project for my Eagle Scout, during Christmas of 1992, I organized members at a local church and had everyone split up into teams. The past few weeks we had been delivering flyers to homes around neighborhoods asking for donations of food and clothing to give to the needy for Christmas, and to place the donations in bags on the doorstep of their home. The groups then formed and went to the homes where there were flyers. We sang Christmas carols to the people in the homes who answered the door whether donations were left on the doorstep or not. We then donated the food and clothing to the Salvation Army who specialized in assisting those in need.
The great thing about this was that it did not require much money to do. Just time and energy. I am sure that most of the owners of the homes we went to were happy for the donations we were providing and the singing we gave. Who knows how many people in need were positively impacted by the donations given that night!
Service to OthersOne of the most difficult, yet rewarding things that a person can do is give service to another. Most of the time throughout life, everything being done is for me, me, me. What a wonderful thing it is to see someone take time out of serving themself to render service or aid to another. Giving service is one of the most absolute best ways to get yourself out of depression and to make other people smile. I recommend after you finish reading this guide to delve deeper into giving service.
If you are wondering what you can do to serve another, just try a few of these simple things:
- Tell someone where you work how nice they look and how it is good to see them - and mean it
- Give your spouse a hug, or if unmarried, a good friend of yours a hug and tell them you appreciate them
- Find someone who is struggling in life and send them a flower and a card of encouragement
- Next time you go out to eat, find someone who looks unhappy and annonymously offer to pay their bill
Teaching and Encouraging OthersAt some point, you will have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. Take time to teach others what you have learned. For me, that means taking what I have learned over my life and putting it into material that is helpful for this website. Since I was young, I've felt that I had an ability to see inside other people and discern what is really going on within them. I am by no means perfect at it. I did not get my college degree in psychology. However, there is something that stirs within me, and that thing has stirred enough to cause me to take action and that is to create this website for all those who will use it for the betterment of their lives.
You are probably skilled at other things. Fishing, singing, basketball, medical assisting, writing, running, whatever it may be. Take what you have learned and share it with those around you. Share it with the world. Share it with everyone who will listen!
Let Yourself ShineDo not be afraid to be successful. Do not think for any reason that you cannot reach the success of those you read about or see on TV. Remember, your persistence and determination are you greatest tools. Press forward with diligence. Let other people see how great you are. Smile and be happy. You will have a positive affect on those around you with your energy and enthusiasm. Others will see this and want to know what you have done. Just tell them you made a choice to become better, and since that day, your life is changed!
Congratulations! You have completed the fifth phase in self improvement and that is to give back. I would be very interested in hearing what you have found as you
give back in your life. You can click the contact me link on the left to tell me.
You have finished the basic self improvement tutorial, I am proud of you! please continue on to your self improvement finale