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We are constantly invited to be who we are.
-- Henry David Thoreau
 

 

Friday, November 21, 2003

Being of service

Survival is acting in your own self interest, and there are times when that becomes necessary. Yet there is so much more to life beyond mere survival.

True prosperity comes from going beyond your own limited interests. The more you take into account the interests of others, the more prosperous your own life becomes.

Prosperity comes not so much from having the right job or having the right contacts. Prosperity comes more from having the genuine desire to be of service.

Think of someone whom you consider to be truly and consistently successful. That person has found an effective way to be of service.

The more valuable you can make yourself to others, the more value you’ll see flowing into your own life. That holds true no matter what your circumstances may be.

Go beyond the mere survival dictated by your own narrow self interests. Fill your moments with service, and you’ll fill your life, your world with real richness.

— Ralph Marston

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