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Success on Your Own Terms: 6 Promises to Fire Up Your Passion, Ignite Your Career, and Create an Amazing Life by James B. Rosseau Sr.

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15Promise 6: Practice Philanthropy

Give. You can never go wrong with giving, even when nobody hears about it. Giving not only helps the one you reach out to, it helps you as the giver find purpose and encourages you to make giving a lifelong habit. So many of us have benefited from the gifts of others, and you never know what a small, or even not-so-small, gift might mean to someone in need. As you begin to find success in life, make giving a habit commensurate with your earnings.

Philanthropy is defined as “goodwill to fellow members of the human race; especially an active effort to promote human welfare.” Philanthropy can come in so many forms. Often, you may associate it with organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation or with ...

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