What Can I Offer, Not What Can I Get


In a world filled with tales of overnight successes and the importance of having big goals we often focus on what we can get out of life.


We want to know what’s in it for us.  We want to know where the treasure is and we want it all for ourselves.  We want the secret key to success.


What if we focused on what we can offer instead.


What if we focused on how we can help and be of service to those around us and the world at large.


Wouldn’t this lead us to something more meaningful?


Wouldn’t the world be a better place for having us in it?


The irony is that often this is exactly what those that are perceived to be most successful have done.  They started with an idea that they thought would improve the world a little.  Improve their own lives as well perhaps but it all started with an idea bigger and broader than “this will make me rich”.


Too often we’re focused on what we can get rather than what we can give.


We can’t all be world changers on the grandest scale but we can all make a difference in our own special way by concentrating on two simple questions:


“What do I have to offer the world?”


“How can I be of service?” 



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