A Couple Thoughts on the Importance of Giving

Dec 18, 2009

One of my favorite quotes in the world is from former tennis great and humanitarian, Arthur Ashe.

“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”

It’s a pretty famous quote and I don’t think you can say it any better. We get so wrapped up in our jobs and sometimes forget about what’s truly important. I’m not just talking about giving money, although I believe that’s important too. Giving your time to someone or to a cause is even better than simply giving money. If you’ve done this, and I’m sure most of you have, you know how it makes you feel. The person on the receiving end of your giving is getting a special gift from you, however, you’re the one that’s really getting the special gift.

If you live by this “giving” virtue, there is no doubt you will be better off for it and so will a lot of other people.

I typically write about ways to be more productive and make the most out of your day, but I think this is one of those things that, if done consistently and sincerely, will give you such meaning and positive energy. When you have both of those, you’re well on your way to rocking your 1440.



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