What is the one trait that truly separates humans from all other living things? The answer is our innate drive to contribute to something greater than ourselves. Every major contribution to society has been fueled by this innate drive.
This drive also manifests on a smaller scale in each of our lives. We contribute when we donate our time or money to charity. We also contribute to family and friends in need. Why are we driven by this need to contribute?
Why is Contribution a Key Factor in Fulfillment?
Contribution makes us feel good. I have a saying I tell all my clients: What is the point of living if you aren’t giving? Any kind of sustained fulfillment starts with giving rather than receiving. We talked about gratitude on day 7 of this challenge.
The reason I have you expressing gratitude every night is it primes you for the giving mindset. When you are grateful for what you currently have, you shift from a mindset of scarcity to a mindset of abundance. The Universe recognizes this shift in mindset and responds accordingly.
Have you ever used the word Karma? Most have used it in a negative context. ” Karma’s a bitch “ is a modern cliche. Many forget about the positive aspect of Karma, which is rooted in gratitude and contribution.
Think of contribution as building up your bank of positive Karma. Build up enough positive Karma and the Universe will reward you.
Let me Tell You A Story About Contribution
I was at the supermarket a while back, and I was in a rush. I quickly grabbed my handful of items and rushed to the checkout. There was a lady in front of me with about a dozen items. I asked her if I could please cut in front of her, as I was in a rush to go pick up my kids. The lady smiled and said yes.
Then, another customer comes behind her and asks the same thing. She lets him cut as well. After that, another customer did the same thing and she said yes again.
In today’s time-crunched society, I was amazed this lady let three people in a row cut her in line.
On my way out I ran into an employee of the supermarket. I took out a $100 bill and told him to go to the lady’s aisle and give the money to her to pay for her groceries. What happened next shows the true magic of contribution.
I came back weeks later and something amazing happened. The employee recognized me when I walked in and came straight to me. He told me the lady actually forgot her wallet that
He told me the lady actually forgot her wallet that day and was in the process of putting her groceries back when he gave her the money. This money from a stranger saved her a huge inconvenience that day, and it all started with letting one person cut her in line. The Universe works in funny ways.
This money from a stranger saved her a huge inconvenience that day, and it all started with letting one person cut her in line. The Universe works in funny ways.
Contribution and the Titanium Heart Challenge
My challenge for you today is to take the Titanium Heart Challenge. Over the next 48 hours, I want you to do something nice for a complete stranger. Then I want you to share what you did.
Capture the moment in photo or video if you can, or simply write a post about the situation on Facebook or Twitter. Amplify this story using the #TitaniumHeart hashtag. A contribution is a chain reaction, and YOU are the catalyst.
If the Titanium Heart Challenge has inspired you to get serious about improving your life through helping others, then book a life coaching session with Arman today.