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Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
-- Abraham Lincoln


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Make life truly good

The best opportunities are opportunities to be of service. When someone can benefit from your assistance, your expertise, your time, attention and skills, that’s golden.

The way to make a friend, the way to make a living, the way to make a good impression, the way to make a fortune, is to make a difference. When you’re committed to making a difference, to being of service, you’re on the path to greatness.

Be of genuine service, again and again, and the world takes notice. Make it your goal to add real value to life, and you’ll live a life that’s rich and fulfilling.

Sure, some people will seek to take advantage of you. Yet you can let that be their problem, not yours.

Give great value, and you will live great value. Let go of the fantasy that you can cheat life, because all you end up doing is cheating yourself.

When times are good, when times are tough, when there’s joy or when there’s disappointment, whatever the situation may be, choose to be of service. Make life truly good by making it good for others.

— Ralph Marston

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