Whenever you feel life has been unfair to you and start criticizing your fate, just look around you and start counting your blessings. This will instantly change your perspective and you’ll begin to appreciate how fortunate you are. The truth is that you’re living the dream life of countless others right now, and they would do pretty much anything to get in your position. So, stop complaining and be grateful for where you are, what you do, and what you have.
You must make contribution an active part of your life, and prioritize impact over income to live your best life. As you design your life plan, make sure that it includes giving something — tangible or intangible — back to the community without expecting anything in return. That’s the core idea behind living the life of a superior human.
Giving away money online and in real life via donations and fundraisers is great but you must push yourself to make worthwhile contributions with your time, energy, and attention too. Sometimes, the best way to save yourself is to give yourself permission to rescue others. Conscious acts of kindness and compassion performed in person leave a long-lasting impact both on our lives and others’. As Napoleon Hill beautifully puts it, “Giving time and effort, not just money, reinforces your connections to your community, provides you with concrete proof of the effectiveness of deliberate action, and reminds you of the inspiring power of determination in human endeavor.”