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Goal larger than Self!

Not everyone gets time to do voluntary work. Others choose to take on voluntary efforts irrespective of time commitments.

Voluntary work is a blessing, rewarding and fulfilling. Rewarding because of the skills one acquires, like interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and time management skills. Fulfilling in the sense that you are doing something that you want to do, not have to do. Finally, and most importantly, the satisfaction you get for making a positive difference in the lives of others.

There are times when voluntary work gets frustrating, especially when there are inefficiencies or more likely when your ego gets in the way. However, when you take voluntary work as a blessing and a privilege, nothing frustrates you because you have a goal larger than self!

Recently we saw deaths of Aretha Franklin whose music moved people. This was her way of giving! We also witnessed the death of Senator John McCain who served his country for many years and was a strong voice for bipartisanship. Neither Aretha Franklin and Senator John McCain were perfect but none of us are. It is not about being perfect but about finding a cause larger than self or using your gift and doing your best!

Watch Azim’s video message on the topic

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