More than anything, when my life is near its end, I want to be able to look back and know I have done good in the world. I want my life to leave a mark, an imprint on the lives of others, and make their lives better. That’s one of the reasons I joined my company with Dragon Army, whose purpose is to inspire happiness through positive relationships, impactful work, and DOING GOOD!
As I have sought to do good, and continue to work towards it, I have learned a few things that I thought I might share.
Doing Good isn’t easy
Whenever we do good, there are always detractors. Someone is always ready to tell me what I did wrong, or what I could have done better. It’s easy to assume that because you are doing something charitable everyone will love it, but that isn’t the case. Doing good is hard. But, knowing its hard makes is easier when the detractors come along.
Doing Good Makes You Better
Any good I do in the world is good for me. Doing good makes me a better person, friend, father, and husband. Doing good provides an opportunity to put someone above myself, keeping my selfishness in check. It helps me to see beyond my circumstances, appreciating other people for who they are.
Doing Good Improves Relationships
If I am humbled in the process of doing good, that helps all my relationships, because humility is key to great relationships. And, if doing good gives me a better perspective on the world, it will also give me a better view within my relationships, helping to improve them.
Doing Good Raises your Social Capital
While we should never do good just because it will make us look good to others, that is the case, and it’s ok. People love to see others doing good. It is endearing and inspiring. When we see others doing good, we respect and trust them.
Doing Good is the Right Thing to Do
Most people reading this have been given a great gift of opportunity. Taking the time to do good in the world is a great way to pass that opportunity to someone else, paying it forward so they can do the same one day.