Many people want to donate to charity but never do it because of a fear of donating to the wrong cause.
In reality, donating to any cause feels far better than waiting and never donating to the perfect one.
The $10, $100, or $1,000 you give away is something you get to feel good about for the rest of your life. There is almost no other way to spend money that generates these feelings.
Marcus Aurelius, who was at the time the richest and most powerful man in the world wrote this his journal: “The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.”
Last year instead of waiting to be “successful” to donate, I decided to donate an amount large enough amount that it would make me feel successful.
This number was based on what I would have spent on a large purchase that I really wanted.
Giving up that purchase felt amazing. Whenever I felt down I had something I could feel good about.
That donation made me feel far more secure. Along with the good feelings, it also forced me to strongly consider what I care about.
You might be surprised at how the much this can change things.