Help someone else first

Note: So I am either going to write something positive and motivational, or I will challenge you to see both sides of things just to expand your mind. I want to expand your thinking.

No matter how you personally define success, any type of success. Whether it be to acquire material gains or in self-growth, you will almost always have to help somebody else get it first. But first, you must want success as bad as you want to take your next breath to live. It also doesn’t matter if you have good intentions or not.

It’s all in how you approach people. What you say. Are you listening to them? Are you building a bridge of rapport? Honesty, integrity and all that has no real say here. Look at it this way, a con-man doesn’t have the best of intentions and still manages to get honest, good people to agree with them and hand over their money.

Just being honest. Everything has two sides, both may lead you to what you want, but both have different results/consequences. So either way good or bad intentions, you will always have to put someone else first and help them get what they want before you get yours. Just remember! The difference between the two, is that ‘Success’ with bad intentions will not last, is limited, and you’ll have to work harder for.

My mentor always says, “Be a servant, help others first and they will end up helping you.”

I practice this daily in small and big ways. I always listen and look for a way to help someone. It’s not only good practice and habit, but also a nice way to feel better about yourself and what you’re doing. Some simple examples of what I do is:

  • Who can I buy a cup of coffee or tea for?
  • Who can I buy lunch or give a couple dollars to(for food)?
  • Who can I let cut in front of me in line?
  • Where can I find what they are looking for?
  • How can I give their idea an extra touch?
  • How can I help them gain a little bit of extra money?

I listen to people, I look for problems and ask myself, ‘What can I do to help them?’

I’ve also heard my mentor say something along the lines of.

“You won’t always reap where you sow, but you will reap what you sow.”

In this context, I take as. Always give without expecting and you will gain without expecting.

Remember! Negativity will always hinder you. Positivity will always Promote you.

So always put others first. Help them succeed or acquire something they want and you will most likely get yours.

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  1. I love this post Karen! So well said. I have seen it many times. People say that they want to help others, but it’s all about themselves or money as a driver. The initial intent may have at one time even been to help others, but somehow their mindset shifted and priorities changed to money. Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. This is so thoughtful. Love it ❤
    It has been a personal experience when you help people, there is this insane crazy positive energy that drives you throughout the day. And I swear that is very hopeful. Love the post. As always you have totally nailed it ❤


  3. Believe me, I felt like you had me in mind when writing this. I have this longing in my spirit to help people but I just didn’t know how to go about it but having read this, I know exactly where and how to begin. I am so grateful you shared this post, thank you.


  4. I like that quote, “You won’t always reap where you sow, but you will always reap what you sow.” I really like it because it took a minute for me to realize that help might not be reciprocated from the person to whom I offered it. In fact, it rarely is. However, it never fails. What I’ve given to someone else is always returned to me, sometimes double.


  5. i think it is so important to help others, . I love how you think..truly. i think you may like what I talk about in my blog as well, It would mean so much to me if you would take a look and let me know your thoughts 🙂 Sending you so much light

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  6. This post was quite insightful, i found it super clever how you managed to cover both sides of thinking and present a powerful point of advice ~

    Thank you so much for writing this post and sharing it with us ~


  7. That is true! My mother has always told me, “You will help yourself by helping others” Now that I’ve grown older, I can really say that it feels good seeing someone else succeed! I always live by this motto: I have one life to live and I will live it in a way that it inspires someone else.


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