“If you have a candle, the light won’t glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.” – Steven Tyler
Daily Nugget of Gold 1005
A Willingness to Share One’s Blessings with Others
“Share the wealth” is a common catch phrase these days. “Paying it forward” is another. Napoleon Hill has been dead for some time, but just the same, he continues to share the wealth. In this case, we’re not talking about something like a trust fund he set up to distribute money to people who need it, however. What we’re referring to is his willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty and make sure that everyone who might be seeking the wisdom of the most successful people of his day may find it in his writings.
Andrew Carnegie, Hill’s first mentor and from whom Hill got his mission in life, was the richest man in the world at that time. Carnegie was indeed rich, but the people whom he went into business with became rich as well. He had a knack for picking talent, and a love for sharing what he knew about people with those in his employ.
Most people if given the choice between the information on how to make a million dollars or instead receive a hundred thousand dollars in cash, would take the money and run with it. The quick buck is so inviting, isn’t it? If there are twelve things that constitute true riches, why would anyone ever want to settle on receiving just one of them? What about you, what would you do? Suppose there was a billionaire willing to spend every day with you for a year and teach you everything they know, do you think you might learn something of value?
It’s a given that people who have more have the ability to give more. Carnegie had two major goals in life, to make a huge pile of money and then to spend the later part of his life giving it all away. Note that the second part really wasn’t even possible without the first part. One of the biggest secrets to wealth creation is that in order to get more, we need to give more. If we give more, more will be given to us. This sounds counter-productive, but it’s true. Checking this against The Law of Attraction confirms it. If we believe we have more, we will- by our own view of reality- have more. If we believe we are impoverished, we doom ourselves to be poor. We are as we think we are. Being willing to share one’s blessings is not only required to have those blessings, it’s also a tremendous blessing in and of itself.
Don’t you feel great when you share? Even better if the person you share with needs it more than you do? Being willing to share one’s blessings with others is a real kick. You don’t have to be extremely wealthy to do that, though. Sharing a smile or a laugh, sharing a compliment, sharing a hug- these things count, too.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What do I have right now that I can share with another?”
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