“I consider the success of my day based on the seeds I sow, not the harvest I reap.” – Robert Louis Stevenson.
There are so many ways to define what it means to be successful, and often it is about what we get out of life, riches and wealth, position and possessions. There is nothing wrong with getting rich, but I don’t think it is a very good way to measure one’s success. Wealth is worthless if you don’t have health. Money is nothing if you can’t get along with your loved ones. Success is not achieved only by seeing how much you can get, but also how much you give, how much you contribute. Success is not measured by how many people serve you, but how many people you serve.
You don’t have to be rich to give. It doesn’t really matter how much or how little you have, you can always contribute something, of yourself, your time, or your expertise. It doesn’t matter if you are the director or the driver, you can always make it your goal to help and add value to the ones you interact with. If you only live for yourself, any amount of money will not make you a truly happy or successful person. But when you put others first, giving first, service first, adding value first, then whatever wealth and riches you have come in the right perspective and add to your success, and your happiness.
What can you give today? Where can you sow today? Who can you add value to today? What can you do today to be successful?