WITH UDEME ARCHIBONG
Brian Tracy reveals, “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking ‘what’s in it for me?”
The aim of life is not to make a living but to make a difference. The measure of life is not in how long you have lived but in how much you have shared the life you have been given. The reward of life is not in how much money you have accumulated but in how many lives you have positively influenced. The beauty of life is not found in the fantasies of life rather the beauty of life is found in a large heart of love. The size of your destiny is not determined by how famous you are rather the size of your destiny is determined by the size of your heart. The meaning of life is not found in recognition rather the meaning of life is found in your contribution to life. The mark of a great life is not found in the weight of your credentials rather the mark of a great life is found in deeds motivated by love. The prize of life is not won by the smartest rather the prize of life is won by those who have made it their life’s mission to help others succeed. You can only get ahead in life when you help someone else get ahead. Life bestows true riches to those who live beyond themselves to enrich the lives of others. Life’s clarion call to true riches is an expansive living fully enriched with all the things money cannot buy and many of the things that money can buy. Until life is lived generously, life will waste in trivialities. The more you share of yourself the more you receive of life and the more you will have to share unceasingly. Until you learn to give beyond yourself, your life will never outlive you. Until you share what you have you lose what you have. What you hoard will hurt you. What you give out will come back to you. What you share increases in the using.
Of what use is a big fat account on the outside when there is leanness of soul. Of what use is the fame when the man in misery goes. Of what use is mastering the art of money making while neglecting mastering the art of making a life. Of what use is gaining the pleasures of life while forfeiting inward peace. Of what use is erecting monuments for self without investing in the lives of people. Of what use is building empires while the man remains undeveloped.
Give yourself to a worthy cause that will outlive you and you will live beyond yourself. Make investments that transcends a life time; invest your time rather than spend it, invest your money rather than waste it and you will have a great deal to share as life deals out to you its bountiful rewards. The world needs the best of you; live your best by giving your best, give the best of your gifts and bless people, give the best of your resources to elevate humanity, give the best of your time and make the world a better place.
The individual who expands self by living to serve others expand his years. Greatness of spirit tends to longevity. That which you withhold from others, life will withhold from you. What you share enriches you. Great causes are the cause of extraordinary feats and accomplishments. Live up to a great cause and you won’t live down to the mundane of life. When you are on course with a great cause you change the course of destiny. When a noble cause is set on course the quest for materialism ceases, the root of greed is destroyed and lust is replaced with love as it revolutionizes the culture.
The true riches of life is gaining the freedom to be all that you were created to be, functioning from the domain of love; gaining the freedom from the negativities of life that keeps one in bondage. Such is the life that knows peace, ease and tranquility, such is the prosperous soul and such is the life that lives beyond self.