There is a huge difference between achieving success in a selfish effort to serve yourself and achieving success while dedicated to the service of others. True success and value come when we take our eyes off ourseles and focus on the benefits to others. Becoming a person driven by values is far more important than being a person driven by success. Success can be lonely. Just read the biography of any business baron who dies rich and friendless.
When you are a value-driven person, you seek to leave the worlf a little bit better than when you found it.
How can I help?
How can I improve things for others?
How can I cahnge the world for the better?
Changing the world is too big for one person. However, here are some steps you can take to make a start.
• Think bigger.
What is your vision? What areas of life do you truly care about? Which issue do you want to impact?
Knowing that you have something special to offer, do not stop until you figure out what it is, and then do it.
Take yourself seriously and invest in yourself.
• Be clear with your message.
What is your big idea? What do you want more people to know?
- Be brave and trust your own wisdom.
- Follow your heart, even when everyone else thinks you are crazy. Do not listen to anyone or anything except for your own heart and intuition.
- Give of your very best to come up with a way to hep others and provide massive value.
- Increased clarity comes from engagement not more thought.
• Put yourself in charge
Take action. Start before you are ready. What project can you take ownership for…like yesterday? Instead of figuring out how long a project will take, decide how long you want to give it. You will, be amazed at how much you an get done.
• Involve more people.
Build your tribe. Who else cares about this issue? What already talks about it, writes about it, educates about it, makes music about it? Which organisations are already set up to impact this issue?
• Take action.
Spread ideas. How can you birng all these people together in one place? How can you collaborate for bigger impact?
• Create a platform
Will a conference or digital conference on line provide you a platform to bring all these people together in one place, discuss important topics, and move forward with possible new solutions?
• Strive to serve as you achieve, and you will be truly rich
"You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want". Zig Zigler
At the end of the day, however, don't ignore the importance of taking action to do the little things and ambracing the fears of life: "If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed." - William McRaven, US Navy Admiral