Many of us go through life without realizing the impact we can make in the lives of others. We go through life like automatic pilots. Sometimes I am wondering if people actually know their life’s purpose.
Recently Maria Garcia shared me a really interesting idea called sharing a M.E.A.L-The idea is about giving people a daily “meal” of motivation, encouragement, attitude and love. I think people who discover their WHY, are willing to share a MEAL every day with other people to make the world a better place.
All of us need a MEAL of motivation and inspiration. Serving other people can give you a life of abundance. There is an old Zig Ziglar quote that says, “You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life.” I truly believe in these words because I try to live the life of giving and serving. When you really place the attitude of giving and adding value to people, you will create prosperity for the rest of your life.
But some people don’t know where to start. They are unsure of how to help others and more importantly how to help themselves. There are three kinds of people in the world as I see it. People who wait for things to happen, people who watch things happen and people who make things happen.
No one can stop you from serving other people. If you want kindness, give kindness. If you want trust, be trustworthy. If you want respect, be a respectful person. If you want love, be loving. It’s that simple!
Recently, I read a wonderful story about the Go-Giver-A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea. John David Mann and Bob Burg, the authors of the book, share that being a go-giver means you need to add value to others in a way that helps them significantly. At the same time, it will increases your own sense of purpose and improves both your business and your personal life.
Life is about shifting our focus from getting to giving—constantly and consistently adding value to the lives of others—is not only a nice way to live life but a very meaningful way to live a life of purpose.
Are you going the extra mile in your relationships? Have you thought about taking the time to listen and care for the challenges other people face in their lives? No one can stop you from planting seeds of kindness and generosity wherever you go so that you eventually become surrounded with people who will want to reciprocate and help you to achieve your goals when the time comes.
The most significant way you have of adding value to others’ lives is by honoring your own gifts—by being genuine, authentic and not trying to be someone you’re not. You cannot truly give to another person unless you’re being authentic. But the best gift you can give someone is your personal development.
I always say that it’s not what happens to you, but who you become. Things will happen to all of us. The real question is what are we becoming in the journey of life? Are we learning? Are we serving? Are we able to give and care? Are we able to make a positive difference in the lives of others?
Brian Tracy shares that if we want a meaningful life, we need to, “take the time to ask people about their lives, to listen carefully to their answers and to find ways to help them aside and apart from the actual business are all demonstrations of “caring.” The more you genuinely care for other people by the Law of Reciprocity, the more they will genuinely care for you and be open to your inputs.”