Want to be successful? Give back.
Sounds counterintuitive, right?
But it's not.
Giving back has rewards beyond the selfless act.
You meet new people that can help you.
You learn about new industries.
You can close deals.
You develop skills.
You can find new mentees.
Giving back puts you in new social circles, which boosts your credibility and visibility. It also increases your happiness and fulfillment by making a positive impact on someone else's life.
Think about it.
When you start giving back, you're telling yourself and the world that you have something to offer, that you're in a position to give, that you've succeeded in some way.
So, go ahead and give back. You'll gain more than you give.