One of the most exciting decisions you can make is to decide to be on the lookout for opportunities to invest in others.
For me, this has been one of the most powerful principles of momentum that I’ve implemented in my life. About ten years ago, I remember driving to Tulsa,Oklahoma,from St Louis with my family.
“You always have everything you want i life if you’ll help enough other people get what they want”. When i heard this statement, literally something went off inside of me and i said out loud,” I’m going to do it.”That decision to look for ways to help others, to invest in them, changed my life.
I believe that one of the marks of true greatness is to develop greatness in others.”There are three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others and sharing with others.(William Ward).I have found that really great men have a unique perspective. That perspective is that greatness is not deposited in them to stay but rather to flow through them into others.”We make a living by what we get, but we make life by what we give”(Norman Mac Ewan).Assign yourself the purpose of making others happy and thereby give yourself a gift.
People have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson observed:”Trust men and they will be true to you, they will show themselves great” spend your life lifting people up,ot putting people down. Goethe advised:”Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and help them to become what they are capable of being”
What we praise,we increase. There is no investment you can make that will pay you so well as effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer into others throughout your journey.”The person who renders loyal service in a humble capacity will be chosen for higher responsibilities.,just as the biblical servant who multiplied the one pound gave by his master was made ruler over ten cities(B.C. Forbes)
There are two types of people i the world: those who come into a room and say “Here I am! and those who come in and say,”Ah there you are!”How do you know a good man? A good man makes others good. Find happiness by helping others find it.
“What you make happen for others God will make happen for you”(Mike Murdock).The bible says this way.”Knowing that whatsoever good any man doeth,the same shall he receive of the Lord”(Eph 6;8).A good deed bears interest. You cannot hold a light to another’s path without brightening you own.Develop greatness in others.
“There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being-to help someone succeed”(Allan McGinnis).”The true meaning of life is to plant tress under whose shade you do not expect o sit”(Nelson Henderson).The greatest use of your life is to spend it for someone that will outlast it”If you cant win make the one ahead of you break the record.(Jan McKeithen).Invest in others.It pays great dividends.
By John Mason