Learn from the
Can you really make a
difference? Absolutely! You already do, you're just not aware of it!
Think of the honeybee as
it collects nectar from flower to flower. What the bee does all day is
make honey. As it goes about its business, it cross-pollinates
the plants that it comes in contact with, making them grow,
multiply, and flourish. This OUTCOME IS FAR GREATER AND MORE IMPORTANT
than making honey; the bee achieves it while not conscious of it at all*.
Think about this. When
you do a good job at work and it allows your company to be in business,
you help other employees support their families. If you're a student and
you ask questions in the classroom, it allows the
entire class to learn. When you pay
property taxes for your own home, you facilitate the education of many
young people. You
have an impact on many lives, simply by going about DOING YOUR OWN
BUSINESS, making a difference without being conscious of it.
Now, suppose YOU INTEND
TO really make an impact. For example, you want to be a good parent,
raise your children well, and provide them a more secure future.
Here's my advice: start
by fulfilling YOUR OWN NEEDS! Take
care of yourself, maintain good health!
Educate yourself and seek knowledge continually. Love yourself and
foster your love relationships so it rubs off on your kids.
Nourish your spirit and listen to your inner voice; this makes you
resilient and steadfast. Strive for the best and most long-lasting
financial outcome from the least amount of your effort, so you can help
finance their future needs.
Get the picture? The more
you achieve for yourself, the better person and parent you become and
the more capable you are to work towards your children's future. It
works for your kids, it works for your partner, your family and friends.
It works for the world.
Learn from the honeybee.
But don't make just a little honey, make a barrel! INTENSIFY
accomplishing your own goals. Then, the difference you make will be
* The honeybee paradigm
is from The One Minute Millionaire, the best-selling book of
Robert Allen and Mark Victor Hansen. More at http://www.oneminutemillionaire.com.