Never measure success with the scale of fame, money, position, or possession rather measure success with the scale of love-the value you create for others and the influence you’ve made in the lives of others.

Measure success by the extent of your giving rather than by the content of your receiving. Jesus rightly states, “It’s more blessed to give than to receive.” The Bible also says, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” It is worth noting the words “seedtime” and “harvest”.

This invariably implies if we can seize every given opportunity of time to sow seeds in the lives of others, we will always keep our harvest coming in because there is no harvest time. The farmer is aware that if he does not plant seeds, he will not have any harvest. And the farmer is also aware that the kind of seed planted will be the kind of harvest he will receive.

Be seed conscious and you will automatically attract harvest. Measure success by the seeds you’ve sown because that will determine the quantity and quality of harvest you receive from life. You can never expect a rich harvest from life when you’ve not sown quality seeds in the lives of others.

When you sow abundantly, you reap abundantly. When you sow sparingly, you reap sparingly. Never stop sowing to check how much you have received, lest you stop the harvest growth and flow. Just be aware that as long as you are seed conscious; consistently sowing quality seeds in the lives of others you automatically trigger a continual harvest. Therefore, resolve to always strive to make a difference in the lives of people and you will always activate the flow of harvest towards you.


 To lead a life of relevance, you must live a life of committed self-development. To add value to others you must first add value to yourself. To make a quality contribution you must make adequate preparation-you must develop and improve yourself. To give more you must be more. When

you cease from developing and improving yourself, you cease from living a life of contribution. You never make a difference in life when you are indifferent toward self-development. Make personal growth a constant in your life. Make learning a vital part of your life.

Deepen your knowledge base;; refine your skills; expand your creativity; keep growing; keep improving yourself and your capability and you will keep on being relevant. Keep growing and you will never cease giving.

True riches open up to the best version of yourself. Thus, keep working to consistently improve on the best version of you, and the world will benefit from you having lived.

The key to true riches is within your reach. Will you reach for it and use it?



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