Why You Should Help People

February 21, 2014 — 17 Comments
Why You Should Help People | Joseph Lalonde

Have you ever been around someone who would move to world to help a brother out? These people seem to be rare these days.

When you find them, you want to make sure the friendship lasts. You know there’s something special about them.

They know you should help people. It’s the right thing to do. What about you?

People who are willing to help are people magnets. Everyone wants to be around a person like that.

Their desire to help people shines a beacon. And they deserve the attention they get.

Two friends come to mind when I think about people who are extraordinary helpers. First is my coworker Jim.

Jim’s a guy who’s always looking to help someone out. Whether it’s opening his home to a person in need or fixing my latest automotive disaster, Jim’s right there to help.

He’ll give of his time, his money, and his energy if it means someone will be better off.

Then there’s Bob. I got to know Bob through geocaching but we’ve grown to be more than caching buddies. We’re really good friends.

Bob’s also willing to give the shirt off his back to someone in need. He’s always looking for ways to serve and help others.

These two guys are amazing examples to me. They encourage me to be better. They push me to reach out and help others.

Why You Should Help People

Zig Ziglar used to say:

If you help enough people get what they want, you will get what you want.

While that’s good and all, this shouldn’t be your main reason for helping people. This is the end result for the help you give.

The reason you should help people is because it’s the right thing to do.

No matter your lot in life, you’re at least one step ahead of someone else. You have more knowledge, more money, more time, more something.

Being in this position calls for you to help another person.

You’ve been given more. Give it back freely.

Question: Who’s one person that has helped you in your life? Please share about this person in the comment section below.

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  • http://JonDHarrison.com/ Jon D Harrison

    So many names to list – I’d say my good friend Jared Easley has been an amazing help to me in so many ways.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      I’ve heard of Jared before. Sounds like an amazing and helpful guy.

      • http://JonDHarrison.com/ Jon D Harrison

        as clarification he has nothing to do with Subway or Jewelry, but his Podcast is amazing. http://starvethedoubts.com

        • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

          Haha… Darn, guess I was confused (-;

    • Jared Easley

      Thank you @Jonathan_Harrison:disqus! I don’t care what the internet says about you… you’re a good man :)

  • http://zechariahnewman.com/ Zechariah Newman

    My parents have been huge help. They are still there for me. In the online Kimanzi Constable has been the most helpful. SO many names I could name, but he helped me have the confidence to get on EO Fire and guest post on 48 Days which helped my platform.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      Awesome Zechariah. Kimanzi’s a great guy for sure and is always helping others.

      Now, I guess the next question should be, who can you help today? (-:

      • http://zechariahnewman.com/ Zechariah Newman

        True;)

  • Brian Snyder

    Helping others without expectation of return…now THERE’s a noble cause. Thanks for the reminder. I’m loving my Daily Joe. Keep it coming.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      Glad you’re enjoying the blog Brian! That means a lot to me.

  • http://www.crazyenoughtotry.com/ Ryan Bonaparte

    I think the world benefits as a whole when people help others.

    I was having dinner with a friend last night and she described how she was getting help with assignments for a grad class from someone she met in a forum online. He has given her tons of help when she was really struggling, and for nothing in return. It was both confusing and awesome at the same time.

    I’m working on launching something myself which falls in this category. I’m looking forward to sharing stuff with the world.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      That’s awesome Ryan. Your friend experienced this firsthand.

  • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

    This post is convicting. I think I generally do a good job at this, but I know I let someone down this weekend, because I was thinking of myself rather than others.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      Bummer Jon. But the good thing? The sun rose again and you have another chance to help someone!

      • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

        Amen to that!

  • http://kimanziconstable.com/ kimanzi constable

    It’s a blessing to help and add value to people’s life, especially since we’ve all been so blessed!

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      And you’re doing just that for me today! Thanks so much for guest posting.