“Ultimately what shapes the meaning of our lives is not what we get, but what we give. If you can make it your goal to each day find a way to add more value to people’s lives than anyone else, then you’ll never have to worry about success. But, if you’re constantly just trying to make a deal, trying to make a trade – “I’ll give you this if you give me that”, you will find yourself struggling to prosper. Remember, the secret to living is giving. We’re not made to be selfish. We can succeed and achieve, but what we want deep in our souls is to feel like life matters… that we’re givers, not takers.
If each day you can sincerely feel like you’ve given something of value to those around you, I can promise you you’ll experience the ultimate victory of life.. a life of meaning and joy.” Tony Robbins – Success Magazine Dec 08
This is a quotation that I carry in my planner. As I work towards my personal and professional goals, I always strive to remember that success is best achieved when being a giver, not a taker and always work to add true value in the lives of those I come into contact with. – Ken