The great Monday is upon us and it is time to get back to throwing down the blogs, baby! As many of you know, we have been in the Dominican Republic for the last several days, but we are back in action and ready to rock and roll. Today, we start our discussion on the last chapter of the book, which is about the ‘Law of Contribution’ and how growing yourself enables you to grow others. “If you’re not doing something with your life, it doesn’t matter how long it is.” A huge part of doing something with our lives, is helping and serving others. Adding value to others should be a high priority to us.
Instead of thinking in terms of how much you can make from the world, think in terms of how many people you can help.
Every morning, Benjamin Franklin asked himself the question, “What good shall I do today?” And then in the evening he would ask the question, “What good have I done today?” He was a great example of blessing the lives of others. Then, because of that, his life was truly blessed as well. The key is to be a river, not a reservoir. A river flows; whatever water it receives, it gives away. As opposed to a reservoir, which holds all the water. As I have talked about a million times, personal growth is vital to our happiness in life. However, what makes personal growth even more powerful is sharing it with others.
This blog is a great example of that. I started to write this in the first place because I knew it would help to hold me accountable to practicing something that I preach every day. And the blog has definitely served that purpose. I cannot begin to tell you how many things I have learned during that time. All have been life changing principles, but the learning hasn’t been the biggest blessing that has come out of this blog. The emails, text messages, and phone calls in response to certain blogs, which have touched certain individuals directly, are what makes this so awesome. Words that have helped change other peoples lives outside of my own, it has been such a cool thing to be a part of. Point is, share the love.
I am a true believer in the principle of the law of the harvest. If you put others and their needs before your own, it will always come full circle. If you are always trying to find ways to bless the lives of others, your life will be blessed too. I wanted to lay down a hard challenge to all those that decide to read this blog. The challenge is work hard every day to grow. Grow physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually, and educationally. Then, fight just as hard to do your part in helping others to grow as well. If you do, plain and simple, your life will be happy. I guarantee it!
Trying to find a way to give back, Cram