While it’s important to work towards our own personal success and achieve our own goals, helping others succeed can have a ripple effect that benefits everyone in society. By helping others achieve their own goals, we can create a more just and equitable society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.  Moreover, helping others can also be a form of reciprocity. When we consider the moral decision to help others instead of solely focusing on our own personal success, it involves prioritizing the well-being of others and the greater good over our individual interests. It requires a sense of empathy and compassion towards those who may be struggling or facing obstacles that we ourselves may not be experiencing. By supporting and lifting others up, we create a positive cycle where others are more likely to help us when we need it, creating a stronger community in the long run.

Ultimately, the decision to help others instead of solely focusing on our own success is a personal one that depends on our own values and beliefs. However, choosing to help others can lead to greater personal fulfillment as well create a stronger more compassionate society.  Setting an example for others to follow is another important benefit of allowing this part of the human condition to shine. When we demonstrate our willingness to help, we inspire others to do the same, creating a positive cycle of support and encouragement in our communities.

In addition to setting an example, leveraging our network of connections to help others can provide valuable opportunities for people who may not have had access to them otherwise. By introducing others to people in our network, we can open up doors to new possibilities, such as job opportunities, educational opportunities, or mentorship.  All of which only help to improve the people around us, our selves, and as a result, the quality of our lives.

Research has shown that adopting a mindset of helping others succeed can have tangible benefits in the business world as well.
A study published in the Harvard Business Review found that leaders who prioritize helping their employees and colleagues are more effective in their roles and have better business outcomes. The study found that leaders who actively supported their employees and focused on creating a positive work environment had employees who were more engaged, performed better, and were more likely to stay with the company.

Another study published in the Journal of Business Ethics found that companies that prioritize corporate social responsibility (CSR) and engage in activities that benefit society beyond their core business operations tend to have better financial performance and long-term sustainability. By helping others and contributing to the greater good, companies can build stronger relationships with their customers, improve their reputation, and create a more loyal and engaged workforce.

In addition to these studies, there are numerous examples of successful companies that have embraced the mindset of helping others succeed. For instance, companies like Salesforce and Patagonia have implemented programs that allow their employees to volunteer and give back to their communities. These efforts have helped to create a positive corporate culture, boost employee engagement, and improve customer loyalty.

Finally, by helping others succeed, we can also create a positive reputation for ourselves and our network, which can lead to increased trust and respect within our communities. This can ultimately benefit us personally and professionally, as we become known as someone who is willing to lend a hand and make a positive impact. By setting great examples and leveraging our network of connections to help others succeed, we can create more supportive and inclusive groups, and affect both the culture and nature of the people we surround ourselves with.
Demonstrating the value of empathy and compassion is not a weakness, it is a rare and unique strength in. In fact, it is required to reach our goals. It’s a big part of building genuine trust with someone, a team, or a large group.  Most people shy away from embracing this part of themselves for a few reasons.  The first being selfishness in the form of asking, “what do I get out of this?”  The second, “I have enough problems of my own and no one is helping me.”  The never ending circular problem for us all it would appear, and until we make a choice that isn’t only about ourself, it continues infinitely.

How does this relate to dib®
3 keys to remember that help to unlock some dib® secret sauce.

  1. “Trust is your currency!” It takes time to earn, but seconds to lose!
  2. Without having people believe in our dreams alongside us, we seldomly achieve them.
  3. “If you resist, the cycle persists.”
    – william lucas

– William Lucas – this is dib®

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