Give Where You Go

All of us want to succeed, that goes without saying. But what is success? According to some, success means a busy and lucrative career, good relationship, and family life, a great house, exciting vacations, lots of friends and last but not least, plenty of money.

If asked to give another quick answer to the question of which attributes contributes to success in our modern business world, some most people might say, hard work, ambition, and planning.

But are those definitions of success the final statements on the subject?

There is other values you have to acknowledge in your definition of success.

You may be leaving out a critical dimension of what makes us human: our spiritual side.

Attaining success cannot be all about you.

You cannot succeed without other people, and being aware of others and how you interact with them is crucial to success.

This is why it is so important to understand what “giving” means.

Giving to others-not in a monetary sense, but in the sense of giving of yourself, and even listening-will signal that you feel others are valuable and worth your time. And this means giving to everyone you come across in your daily life, not just in your business.

When you can give without expecting anything in return, you have mastered the art of success.

Is it any wonder that the most successful people in the world are masters of giving? The most successful people are the ones that provide the most value to others.

Deepak Chopra, a pioneer in mind body medicine who has written extensively about spirituality, says that you have to “make a decision to give” Make that decision and stick to it, and you will get a huge return on it. When we help others we build paths for our own success.

Lead From Within: Make a decision to give, wherever you go, to whomever you see.

Who’s life are you currently supporting or helping to grow without gain to you except personal gratification?

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR,, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

  1. Ophelia

    25. Jul, 2010

    Wow – this is really interesting. It’s great to give back what was given to you, especially – if it was life.

    People think, I am doing this for the sake of it, but I am not. It’s to show how much they care, but I don’t think they know that, until you speak out & speak up about it.

    When you voice your story – than they come to an understanding, of: Ohhh!!!

    I think people need to understand that giving comes from within.

    Thats my meaning of ‘giving’. I like this blog. I am going to read the other blogs. Thanks for sharing this Lolly 🙂


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