It is a fast paced world and almost everyone seems to be too busy to think about the welfare of the fellow neighbor, relative, friend or that person who would do with some little help. While it is imperative to make the most of your day, sparing some time off to show your caring side to others could propel you to greater heights and ultimately make you more successful. In a bid to make you make you a caring human being, here is a look at the 6 reasons why caring leads to success.
1. It Helps You Overcome Stress
For you to help someone who is in need, it goes without saying that you have to overcome the natural impulse to avoid risk. Every time you show your caring side to that kid who is in need or a stranger, you are reaching out a little, and it is natural to feel vulnerable. You may not know it but every time you overcome your fears, the body releases a hormone known as oxytocin, which aid in buffering stress while bolstering your tranquility and social trust at the same time.
Oxytocin or “the compassionate hormone” as it is sometimes called is not only good for your body, but also your mind too. Through its release, you are limiting your exposure to stress hormones such as cortisol. Perhaps that is the reason why caring people have a tendency of living longer. Stress play a major role in preventing us from achieving what we want in life, thus limiting our potential and output in the long run. What a relief to know that caring about others can help you deal with your stress and set you on the right path to success.
2. It Keeps You Humble
When you have almost everything you need in life, it is very easy to forget that there are people who can’t even afford the basics of life, namely shelter, food, and clothing. Having everything makes you take some things for granted. While there is nothing wrong living a good life, going out of your way to help and care for those in need keeps you in touch with the struggles the needy go through to make a living. Caring about others can be a life-changing experience, that would make you humble and more appreciative.
“Appreciating what you have is the first step towards success”, say David Essel, a counselor, life coach and the author of No More Stress. It makes you realize that you may have the very thing that could turn someone’s life around and put to an end their struggles. In other words, caring exposes you to different sides of life, thereby giving you an opportunity to affect the lives of others in a positive way.