LIFE’S GREATEST INVESTMENT (PART 2)
One of the greatest plagues of the human race is selfishness. Society has imbibed us with the notion to ask, “What’s in it for me? I’ll help you, but what will I get in return?” We’ve been taught by our lower self to manipulate and use others for our selfish desires. But as long as we remain self-centered, our world will be shallow and blighted. Our families are torn apart, relationships are marred, marriages split, businesses crumble, careers are stunted, vision is abolished, and happiness is lost because of the ideology of being a taker rather than a giver. We’ve lost sight of what’s really important in our lives, and much more, we’ve become wrapped up in a cocoon of self-conceited “success” that is fleeting. In the abundance of freedom, we live in bondage; in the abundance of harmony, we live in despair. We grope about in darkness, not seeing the light because we have closed our minds to the destinies of others. We become a miniature of what we were destined to be, and then we ask God, “Why?”
Life will echo emptiness when you are trying to figure out what everybody can do for you instead of trying to figure out what you can do for somebody else. On the other hand, when you get your mind off your problems and needs and focus on being a blessing to others, you’ll be amazed that your problems will be dissolved and your needs will be met with accompanying peace and joy in your heart. It’s our strength of character that determines the strength of our destinies. It’s the humane and compassionate heart that makes a difference in the world. It’s our selfless service to humanity that makes our destinies outstanding in the world. It’s our personal development that overrides our exponential financial growth. It’s our sincerity of purpose that gives us a license to be influential in the world. A lifestyle of giving reproduces a destiny of impact. John Wooden reveals, “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
Do some good for someone every day and you will live the good life every day. When you practice being good to people in your everyday life, your everyday life turns out good. Your good deeds deal out life’s good to you. Doing good to people without attracting attention to you attracts goodness toward you.
Do something good for somebody and don’t tell anybody about it and your life will speak goodness and greatness. When you do good in secret without getting any credit or being thanked by anyone you have tapped into the secret of life’s flow of blessings, lifting you to greatness.
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About the Author
Udeme Archibong is a prolific writer, an astute communicator and a model of excellence. Her writings have made profound impact on thousands of lives around the world through her blog: successrecipeblog.com, which has followings in over 70 countries in continents of the world.
She is a Self-Development Expert, who passionately works towards helping people maximize their destinies.
At some point, she was a motivational columnist, writing Success Recipe and Destiny Catalyst, for two Nigerian national newspapers, Vanguard and ThisDay, respectively. She is the initiator of the Revolution Series Seminars