Well, I will start off my article with this beautiful quote which I came across today morning. It says “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. But if you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”
We all need to understand that the sole purpose of any human being should be to help his peers excel in their field in whatever way possible. However, on doing so you should not expect something in return; your intention should be to lessen other people’s misery and not to gain something out of it. You may not be knowing the technology or you may not be having the expertise which is required to help them but even a little motivation from your end to light up the spark in others can go a long way. That’s where happiness lies, seeing others achieve what they aspire and achieve.
SJ Innovation, the company where I am working currently for the last one and half year believes in this principle and makes sure that all the employees follow this everyday at the workplace and even in our personal lives. We believe that people are never perfect but they can be directed towards perfection with a helping hand and some good guidance. Helping doesn’t mean that you do the work which is given to someone else. That is not correct. In that case, you are not letting the other person grow and the moment you do that the person will start getting lazy and will always rely on someone else for his work to get done. When we talk about helping others, it means assisting them in their tasks and providing them the push which is necessary to get the job done. This is definitely a win-win situation as the helper attains the satisfaction of seeing his peers not struggling with the work and the one being helped gets motivated to complete the task assigned.
So that’s the secret behind happiness, GO HELP PEOPLE. Make it your passion to see others succeed with the help you provide and you will not be disappointed with the outcome. It’s not how much we give, but how much love and affection we put into giving which will do the difference. Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.