Of what use is a fat account on the outside when there is leanness of soul. Of what use is fame when the man in misery goes. Of what use is mastering the art of money-making while neglecting to master the art of making a living. 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 man remains undeveloped. Give yourself to a worthy cause that will outlive you and you will live beyond yourself. Make investments that transcend a lifetime; 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 expands his years. The 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 are 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.



Timeless Gem

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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:, 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