Awaken Your Limitlessness – Plant Seeds of Service
"Heart is the difference between those who attempt and those who achieve." Unknown
Many times our thoughts and goals are strictly focused on how our lives can be improved – on what we can do to obtain the tangible things we want. Our dreams are based on big houses in neighborhoods of affluence, fancy cars with high price tags, designer clothes, and trips most only dream of.
We work hard to do well in our businesses. We engage on social media. We often post on our blogs. We network constantly. We strive to grow our reach. Despite all of our efforts, we still seem to be left behind. We feel unnoticed. We feel a disconnect.
This happens because our focus is in the wrong place. You see, our success is rarely found in our selfish pursuit of ambition. It's found in what we do for others. Our souls are most satisfied when our achievements are earned by helping others fulfill theirs. When we help others reach their goals, they, in turn, want to help us.
Pablo Picasso said, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” In other words, you have to have a heart. You have to want to help others fulfill their lives as well as fulfill your own.
So, discover your gift and then give it away in service of others.
SERVE BY LEADING
The most influential entrepreneurs are those who learned to lead well – to lead by example. Show respect to everyone; be courteous to all. Honor commitments and have integrity in your word. Deeply care. Be who you want others to be.
SERVE BY TEACHING
Teach others what you know. You have worked to develop who you have become. You have cultivated values, morals and instinct. Share those with others and teach them to be of good moral character. Give your knowledge and experience as a resource. Others love to know what you know.
SERVE BY MENTORING
Take others under your wing. Show them that they too can have what you have. Be of good counsel to them. Be an Encourager! Inspire them to do great things.
As you start serving others, you'll feel more energized, more inspired, and more motivated to make a bigger impact. Service is a natural connection to success – regardless of what success means to you. Once you expand your heart and turn your focus to others, your limitlessness will be awoken and your cup will overflow with success.
Janine L. Holman
Janine Holman is a freelance writer, photographer, and travel blogger - founder of Life Beyond Awesome – a site of travel journeys for adventurers, foodies, and lovers of luxurious things. Her stories cover both local and international travel and focus on diving into cultures and communities and the people who make them thrive. She invests time in learning how to best travel on a dime – being money smart and maximizing travel dollars while still enjoying the luxurious side of life (spas, restaurants, quaint places to stay, etc.). Janine covers all kinds of topics and is known for being adventurous, enjoying the outdoors, and embarking down the path less traveled. Most of all Janine enjoys sharing her life’s adventures and showing others how they too can design a Life Beyond Awesome.