“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’” – Brian Tracy
When someone asks us, “What are your goals?” or, “What do you hope to achieve?” the answer is usually as singularly focused as the question. The hope of achievement rests on us and us alone. But the truth is very few, if any, individuals have accomplished their goals, lifelong dreams, etc. without the support of someone else (or even a group of people).
Selfishness clouds our minds when it comes to success because the only progress we see is our own. But what about the friend beside you who has the ambition and drive, but not the potential opportunity you can afford him or her by taking time out of your day to listen, give advance, and/or encourage that person in their struggle.
We must understand that the difference between someone failing or succeeding could rest on our support. Don’t be afraid to give of yourself to help someone else achieve his or her dreams. Making dreams come true, goals be completed, achievements be obtained reflects not only on the person succeeding, but also the person or people who went out of their way to make sure their potential turned into reality.