Love brings love. Help brings help. If you want to get ahead in your life, if you want to grow, if you want to change your world, you must help other people change their lives. If you want people to help you, to do something for you, to give you love, to make you a better person, you must put people first.
People like to help other people. Human beings are good. It doesn’t matter how many times you have helped other people. Keep helping people. The world needs helpers. The world needs dreamers. You can’t do everything by yourself. You need a mentor. You need someone to show you the way to where you are going. Why is that? Because if you don’t know where you are going, you will arrive at the wrong destination.
And to get yourself back, you need someone who loves you. You need someone who can really tell you what you need to hear. You need someone who is not afraid to talk to you. You need to hear the truth. When it comes to your growth, you need to hear the truth from your mentor. Truth comes from love. Truth comes from acceptance.
If you want to grow, you need other people. You can’t do everything by yourself. You can do something, but you can’t do everything. And don’t even try to be everywhere. Because if you do, you are going to end up at the wrong place. And if you are nowhere, you will never grow. So if you want to become who you were created to be, you need to put people first. When you put people, they will put you first. No matter how small or big, always try to do something to lift people up. According to Claude M. Bristol, “Always try to do something for the other fellow and you will be agreeably surprised how things come your way- how many pleasing things are done for you.”
People don’t want material things; they just want someone to be there for them. They want love. They want someone who will love and accept them for who they are. They want people who will lift them up. They don’t want to hang out with someone who is always putting them down. They don’t want to be around someone who is abusive. From today, always try to do something positive every day. If you do, you will always attract positive things into your life.
Life has the best things in store for you. There are no limits to what you can do. Life has enough resources for everybody. But you are responsible for making your own dreams. Nothing is coming to you without fighting for it. You’ve got to get out there and fight for your dreams. Creativity is free. You can turn your life around if you are willing and ready to pay the price.
Stop limiting yourself. Whatever may have happened to you in the past, let it go. Forget about it. That is not where you should be right now. You are living in today, not yesterday. You can only live in the present. You can’t live in the past. You can’t live in the future. But you can live in the moment. People live in the past because it is comfortable and easier to do than to face reality. To move forward, you must stop living in the past. You must stop beating yourself up. It doesn’t worth it. You deserve more than what you are giving to yourself. You deserve love, happiness, peace of mind, and a balanced life.
Don’t limit yourself by your past mistakes, disappointments, and failures. It is okay to make mistakes. If you are not making enough mistakes, you are just dragging through life. You are not growing. You are not doing new thing. If you are not doing new things, you are not adding value to your life. The only good thing you can do with your mistakes is to learn from them. Think positively about them. But do not dwell on them. Get away from “I wish I could have done something differently” statement. It won’t help you. It will hurt you.
You have done a lot of good things in your life. Those are the things you should be thinking about. Because the more you think about good things, the more good things you will attract into your life. The same is true for negative things. The more you occupy your mind with negative things, the more negative things you will attract into your life. It is not good to focus on what you have done wrong in the past. It is not good to focus on what has not been working well for you. Instead of doing that, you can focus your energy and time on what has been going well for you. You can do more for yourself. All you need to do is to retrain your mind. Because you can’t use a negative mind to change yourself. But you can use a positive mind to change yourself.
The more you think positively about yourself, the closer you are to where you want to be. Don’t limit yourself by your own thoughts. Negative thoughts beget negative actions. Positive thoughts beget positive actions. Take charge of your life. You are in charge. According to Brian Tracy, “You are the architect of your own destiny; you are the master of your own fate; you are behind the steering wheel of your own life. There are no limitations to what you can do, have, or be. Except the limitations you place on yourself by your own thinking.” If you have the courage to drive your own car, you will get to where you want to be. But if you allow other people to drive you, you will never get to where you want to be. Don’t limit yourself. Don’t limit your own life by your thoughts. To stop that, be mindful of what you think about every day. If you can control your thoughts, you can control your life. Because you are the master of your own life.