The Kick of Giving
Just read a new book that could radically change the world if enough people paid attention. Could certainly do good things for the world of any one reader.
Kickback by Robert Urbanowski is a philosophical cousin of a book I co-authored, The Healing Power of Doing Good. Note Kickback‘s subtitle: “A remarkable new law reveals how you get what you want by putting others first.”
It’s short, persuasive, inspiring, and practical. Shows exactly how to live by this principle.
Here are a couple tidbits I particularly like:
“Successful people purposefully contribute to others in order to help people accomplish their objectives…In this way, contributors literally surround themselves with success. They can do this because they don’t see other people as threats–they see other people as resources. This is true of very high achievers.”
“We do not defeat evil–we displace evil by doing good.”
“…The common element keeping us from contributing is fear. We are afraid that if we contribute, someone else will benefit more than us, we won’t get a fair return for our efforts….However, what we fail to realize is that by failing to contribute all we can, we fail to become the person we can be.”
If we do our “networking” with an eye toward how to help, we might even stimulate the economy.