LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO INVEST IN OTHERS
One of the greatest secrets of great men is the fact that they have always searched for the golden opportunity to invest and better the life of people below them not thinking of what they would gain tomorrow. Many people have not realised that people would not appreciate a man that has only developed himself without bringing out the very best in those around him.
Life is not about you being at the top, it’s about how many people you have helped to get to the top. Life is not about you winning all the time, it’s about how many people you have helped to win. Life is not about you being academically sound; it’s about how many people you have helped from being dull to being brilliant. Life is not about how wealthy you are, it’s about how many people you have helped to become wealthy. Life is not about what you are; it’s about how many people you have helped to become what they are.
Investing in others is not mainly about spending your money on others, but about taking your time to motivate, encourage, propel, tutor and drive them to being the very best they can be in life. William ward once said that the three keys to more abundant living are; caring about others, daring for others and sharing with others. It has been proven that poor minds don’t think at all, average minds think about themselves and wealthy minds think about others.
If I may ask, what category do you belong? Investing in others brings out the very best in the investor because before you can invest in others you must have invested enough in yourself. Just imagine a man with no money and idea, and he is willing to invest in a business. This would not be possible unless the man has the necessary material required to invest in the company. This simply means that you cannot invest what you don’t have.
There is no man that has gotten to the top on his own, and for a man to be at the very top, there are some people that must have imparted him positively. Look at your life deeply, and think of the people God has used to actually impact your life and look at how each of them thoroughly imparted your life, and take bold steps in determining to impacting the life’s of others.
There is a particular teacher/mentor that must have taken extra pains to teach and guide you well, there is a pastor that must have taken extra hours to pray specially for you, there must have been that leader that must have taken extra time to share his experience with you and must have shared with you all the basic tips he used to achieve all the success he was able to achieve, there must have been that friend of yours that must have shared those extra time with you, to ensure that you feel loved and happy. I am sure that there are so many people that have invested positively in your life.
Why not determine within you to impact someone’s life today. Remember that the very best of people are those that have taken a concrete part of their time to investing in others.
Seun Emmanuel Alaofin