Saturday, March 28, 2009

Five Days To Energize Your Career (Day Four)

Help Others Succeed

Motivational icon Zig Ziggler says "You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want".

Giving to others is the best way to get others to help you. When people are busy chasing their goals and dreams they can forget to look around at their community and see if they can give a boost to another person who is seeking success. If we are not conscious of those around us, and how we can assist them, how can we expect them to help us?

The thing to remember is that what is difficult for one person is often easy for another. We can each use our talents and connections to make life easier for someone else who is struggling with issues that for us are simple. Our mountains are only hills to someone else.

When someone is open to helping others, they will find that people are willing to return the favor. This is not always the same person, either. It is the "Pay It Forward" concept, or Karma in action. Lending a hand to your fellow man is not about keeping score, it is about doing good for the sake of doing good. But the magic is that people who give find the world to be a very giving place.

The flip side is often true. Nobody likes to help the people who are selfish. "Takers" will be the people who see the world as cold and selfish toward them. Funny how that works out!

Work each day to find a way to offer assistance to others. Focus on the people close to you and see if you can be the catalyst that brings them closer to success. The easiest way to discover how to help them is to ask them what they need. While you will not be able to solve all the world's problems, and you cannot help everybody, once you know what goals others desire, you will be surprised how often you will encounter ways to lend a hand.

What is your goal? Post it as a comment on this blog and maybe someone (maybe me?) will know a way to be of assistance.

Have A Great Day.



Eugene Sepulveda said...

thanks for practicing what you preach!

Beth Bridges said...


I will take you up on the offer ... :-)

How do you manage your "day job" alongside your writing and speaker career? You must have an understanding with the company. How do you fit everything in? Any plans to go full-time with the speaking/writing?