I suppose every day we give. We open the door for the person coming through. We smile at someone walking by. We do an errand for a friend or loved one. Those are all forms of giving and they benefit us both mentally and emotionally. But are you intentional about your giving? There is a difference and it is monumental.
Like most, Marta and I have always enjoyed giving. In years past, we willingly contributed here and there and gave of our time whenever it was needed to help a friend or neighbor. However, it is when we became intentional with our giving that we found ourselves on a phenomenal path of purpose and joy.
Intentional giving is routed in purpose. Marta and I discovered a shared passion and purpose for helping underprivileged children both locally and around the globe. This purpose lead to us creating an intentional plan for our giving. The shift from random giving to intentional giving has provided us with more than we will ever give away.
There are so many ways to give and there are so many ways to spend. Do we really get joy, do we really get a heartfelt, euphoric feeling from spending? Sure I could go on another trip, I could own more real estate, I could invest more, or I could have more things, but will that really make me happy or just make me want more. Because when we are addicted to spending, we will never have enough. Of course, when we feel the joy of giving we will never have enough to give either. But I would rather choose to live on the joy and the satisfaction of giving with purpose, then the short-term meaningless satisfaction of spending.
Intentional Purposeful Giving!
Have you ever tried to give for a purpose? Really, when you give you don’t expect anything back, but imagine the surprise when you give and the fulfillment of your purpose is achieved. Can you imagine the satisfaction? If you don’t understand what that means. I challenge you to find the cause, find the purpose, and give a significant amount, which is a different amount for all of us. I believe if you find the right cause, the right purpose, at the end of the day you will know it was the best thing you’ve done in your life.
Now you may say, “Well, I give to my children.” It is easy to give to your family. Giving to our families does not challenge us to dig deeper into our being. There is a world full of need out there. What need can you help fulfill? How will you leave a lasting footprint in the world? I challenge you to give to others. You may find it to be addictive!
If you have dreamed of maximizing your wealth to include intentional, purposeful giving let’s talk. I can help you devise a plan that will help change your world and the lives of others.