The Benefits of Contributing

“Contributing” Its a word that all of us hear. Its a word that symbolizes kindness. Its a word that symbolizes emotion. Contributing could mean different things to people. To some people, contributing means changing community organizations, to some it may mean giving a homeless guy on the street a dollar, or even giving meaningful advice. the bottom line is that when you are contributing, you are giving back to a person/and or community in any shape or form.

How it impacts you


There are a lot of benefits to contributing, contributing also has a profound effect on how you feel about yourself. There is literally nothing out there that feels better than helping others, no matter how you are helping the person. Like I said above, contributing benefits you as a person in many different ways. On of the ways is Self Worth, which is obviously pretty darn important for a person to have. The reason behind this phenomenon is that you had a lot of emotional power behind what you did. There are 3 types of energies that you use when you contribute. There are time energy, physical energy, and emotional energy.


Time energy


Lets talk about your correlation with time and volunteering. In order to volunteer, you need to be able to trade in some of your free time that you have and use that time that you have to put it on to your volunteering times. This is one of the most important things to have if you are planning on volunteering. If you don’t have time, make time!:)


Physical energy

physical energy

This is an obvious notion that you are going to be using in your volunteering times, especially if you are doing physical labor. You are using your body for good purposes.You could be at a soup kitchen ( like I was when I was in Bowery ). Or participating  in a project a company is building. What ever it is you are still using your physical energy.


Emotional energy


This is in my opinion by far the most important and the strongest energy that you would be using when you are volunteering. This is the feeling that gets our hearts pumping and and you would feel a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. This is the energy that makes you happy every day knowing that you are ( or already have done something meaningful ). The best thing about this is that you are not doing these activities JUST for the money. You are doing it for the benefit of other people/communities, and that feeling is going to be MUCH better than JUST working for money.


Contributing is important and fulfilling


So as you can see, contributing is one of the most important and satisfying things a person could ever do. Not only are you giving back, but you are going to create a memorable experience! So get up and start doing things!:)




  1. Andrea Sivani

    I think helping others really is one of the best feelings you could have. I do believe that deep down we are all beings of unconditional love and so when we help others, we are tapping into our true selves and we feel happiness. It was interesting to hear it being described this way, as contributing. Contributing is an umbrella from which all the possible ways are under it, and it truly is a rewarding experience. Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed this post!

    1. Omar Sanchez (Post author)

      Hey, it’s you again!

      As the saying goes “the secret to living is giving”, if you know Tony Robbins, you most likely seen this quote:) There is a reason why when you do something good, you tell your friends and family. We are naturally wired to give back, whether it be the form of telling people things or feeding the homeless, there are different types of contribution. Happiness comes from giving, not for having (in the long run).

      Giving back would also raise your level of self-worth, confidence as well as self-esteem. If you give back (or give back more) TRUST ME you would feel better about yourself!:)

      Have fun!:)



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