There is nothing that I love more than helping others. And due to my failures I am now able to do that. Most cultures reward and encourage success and ridicule and shame failure. Growing up, we are taught to pursue success and at all costs avoid failure. We are so ashamed of failing that we would do anything to hide it from others.
Yet on my life’s journey I have come to discover failure as a necessary step in self-awareness and personal growth. And I’m not ashamed to talk about it.
Think back to your childhood. How many times did you have to fall off your bike before you learned to ride it successfully?
The story of Thomas Edison is probably the most referenced when demonstrating failure being a stepping stone to success. He had to fail before he got things right.
But in each setback—whether small or large—he found the opportunity for improvement, learning and growth. I have found that I have become a better person due to my failures. I am now sharing my story through this blog to provide hope, strength, and encouragement to others.
I love being able to coach others and pass on what I’ve learnt from my failure for the good of others. I’m not somebody writing on a subject from a hypothetical point of view, so I can help people with a deep felt understanding and empathy because I’ve been through dreadful times myself.
“No one has ever become poor by giving.” Anne Frank
I think I am very fortunate. My life has been transformed! I’ve moved from feelings of low self-esteem, failure and anger to great levels of success, happiness and personal satisfaction due to the fact that I am now able to serve others.
I feel like I’m on a mission. To create value from those things that happened to me during my darkest times and through serving others leaving the world a little better thanks to my contribution.
It’s easy to get so wrapped up in fixing your own life that you forget about helping others. And while it’s important to put yourself first sometimes, it’s even more important helping others whenever you can.
“To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.” Abraham Lincoln
Helping others is good for both you and them. Giving a helping hand is something anyone can do that will make a difference and have a significant impact
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Charles Dickens
You can look out for opportunities where you can begin helping others. Embrace them when they come your way.
One of the ways I strongly believe anyone can be helping others is by sharing knowledge. It’s simple really, everyone has knowledge to give, and all of us can benefit from receiving more of each other’s knowledge! Sharing knowledge is innate to our human nature of wanting to connect and collaborate with others. I simply love being able to help people from the knowledge I’ve acquired from my journey through life, so it makes sense to share it.
Be there for others in Need
One of the most powerful things we can all do is to help other human beings when they are in need, and in order to do that we need to share our knowledge, resources and experiences, know-how, skills, and like me the lessons we’ve learnt on our journey.
Give Others Your Passion
There is nothing this world needs more than passionate people by giving your passion to others you can truly fire them up, excite them about how maybe their own passions could change their lives.
Give Others Your Experience
We all have areas that we excel in and they are usually areas that we have experience in. Share your experiences and make other’s life path that bit easier.
Giving them feedback
Giving valuable, constructive feedback can help people immensely. If
If everyone made a conscious effort to regularly make a difference in the lives of others the world would be such a better place.
“To find yourself, lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi
I encourage you to look for opportunities where you can give to others. Try it!