The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Helping others helps you! Who are you called to serve? What business are you in? What lives are you impacting? Who are you helping with what you are doing? A significant number of people get it backwards. They want to be successful with things that they are not passionate about except for the money they will earn from these things. The statement “Fake it till you make it,” does not make sense to me. What you are passionate about comes right from the inside. When you have a passion to help people, you don’t have to fake it. I have a passion to see people well, and so I started a wellness business and am now developing the business to become a full-fledged wellness clinic where we will inspire people to adopt the right wellness behaviors and habits instead of living recklessly and attracting illness.
I have a passion to release champions and inspire each one to greatness, and hence my speaking, training, and coaching business where I inspire millions and change lives. I want to see each individual fulfill their God-given potential and make a difference in their area of calling. I want to inspire people to design the life they want and live the life they imagine and so I a book to help people achieve that. What is your passion and what are you doing to help people get what they want? Who are you trying to help to develop the skills and the ability to do what they believe they were called to do? What are you really passionate about? Albert Schweitzer put it this way: “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” Here are words of wisdom from people who believe in helping others: Brian Tracy: “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’” Les Brown: “Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.” Saint Augustine: “What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” Arnold Schwarzenegger: “Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.” What challenges or problems are you helping to solve?
The following people helped other people to get what they wanted and they were in turn helped to get what they wanted:
J. Van Andel and Rich DeVoss started off as two young men selling vitamins for a multi-level marketing company back in the ‘fifties. They came up with an idea. What if they could manufacture biodegradable, highly concentrated, all-purpose soap that could be used in dozens of different ways in the average household? What if this soap was so unique that they could manufacture it at a low price and then set up a multilevel marketing structure, so that other people could sell it and make a profit, while at the same time recruiting others to sell it at a profit? They went to work with a chemist and came up with a substance called “Liquid Organic Cleanser,” or “L.O.C.” Amway Corporation of Ada, Michigan was born. Today, Amway Corporation has thousands of the finest personal, business, and household products available in the world. They have millions of distributors throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, and the South Pacific. And today both J. Van Andel and Rich DeVoss are billionaires and among the richest men in the world.
Bill Gates dropped out of college with an idea to develop an operating system for the earliest computers. He committed to developing an operating system for the BASIC computer before he even knew how to do it. Later, he bought a little company in Seattle called Microsoft and the basic “Disc Operating System” that they had developed. After several refinements, Bill Gates and Paul Allen created the MS-DOS operating system, which they then sold to IBM as the operating platform for the new personal computer. Bill Gates and Paul Allen, on the strength of that original idea, are now two of the richest men in the world.