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Capture a winning attitude by growing and contributing.
Anthony Robbins explains that there are six basic human needs. Most of us live our lives based on two or three of those first four needs, which are the need for certainty, the need for variety, the need for love and connection, and the need for significance.
However, if you want to have a fulfilling life, move yourself from living predominantly in the first four basic human needs into the last two needs–the need to grow and the need to contribute. Growth and contribution make the difference between merely existing and leading a truly fulfilling life.
Grow by becoming a student of life–learn, study, observe, listen, and evolve.
Contribute by mentoring a child. Donate to your favorite charity. Volunteer your time or expertise. Pay the highway toll for the car behind you. Spend time with a needy friend. Teach someone a new skill. Make someone’s day by offering a sincere compliment. Carry someone’s groceries. Make your mantra, “What can I do to help?”
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Maya Angelou
“We feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Mother Teresa
“We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world, and we impoverish ourselves if we forget this errand.” Woodrow Wilson