What's In It From Me?
It is tempting to only look at life from the perspective of
"What's in it for me?" not that we shouldn't consider
the benefits to ourselves. However, there is another perspective
as well. That perspective is "What's in it from me?"
What you get from life is what you give. It is simply the Law
of Cause and Effect. To truly realize what is in it for you
requires you to give of yourself.
You can actually predict the answer to "What's in it for
me?" by what you do contribute. If you give little of yourself
you will get little back. If, instead, you give 100% of yourself,
you will get that and more back. That is the wonderful part
of the equation. What you give actually multiplies before it
comes back to you. If you want there to be a lot in it for you,
I suggest you make sure that life is getting a lot from you.
The really interesting thing that I have noticed from this
process is that what you get doesn't necessarily come back directly
from where you give it. Let me give you an example. Say that
you help perform a random act of kindness to a stranger. Later,
you find yourself in need and receive help, not from the person
who you helped, but from someone else. You received back what
you gave, but from a different source. This is how it works
more often than not. Don't worry about how you will get paid
back. Just know that you will.
If you want there to be a lot in it for you than you must give
a lot. What you receive is in direct proportion to what you
give. Well, sort of, because what you receive will be more than
what you give. That is the cool part of how it works. It just
pays to be generous and give to life because life will be more
than generous with you.
Are you not getting as much as you think you should? Are you
giving as much as you could?
Today, don't focus on what you can get from life, but instead
what you can give.
"Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can." John Wesley
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one."
"The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself
to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose
and meaning." Mitch Albom
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what
we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness
never decreases by being shared." Buddha
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