Skip to main content

The Law of Addition: Adding Value To Others (Part Two)

In the last Post, we established that 'Value' is anything we can give to or impart in others that can make them better. Now, how do we make ourselves valuable? In other words, how do you add value to yourself? 
There are several ways to do this. One easy way is to equip yourself with everything you can, with which you can bless others. This could be by reading books, learning new skills or increasing your knowledge and expertise in a particular field. 

You are able to add value to people when you have a "OTHERS-CENTERED" mindset. You truly add value to people when you 'put them first'. A classical example is Jesus Christ. When it wasn't convenient, when He should be having a break to mourn his cousin, John, People came around to be healed and ministered to. Guess what He did? He healed them! Took care of them and ministered to them. In other words, He PUT THEM FIRST! See Matthew 14:1-14.

Finally, Why is it so important to add value to people? It is highly important because what really makes our life count is how much of a blessing we are to others. When we're gone, at the end of our lives, it's the value we've been able to add to others that really lives on after us. We truly Live when our existence is a Blessing to other people. 



Comments

Popular This Week

Who Are You? (Part One)

It doesn't take much to understand that one of the major challenges of this age is Identity Crises. It's saddening yet true that many don't know who they really are. Imitation and deception characterizes the lives of many in our world today.

Some of us don't know who or what we are. Worst still,  some live the lives others and society have crafted for them. However,  we should understand that the only person we can really become is our true "self" because 'everyone else is taken'
A story was told of a young journalist who was posing to travelers going through Kennedy Airport (USA) this question "What do you consider to be the most disgusting thing in the world?”. There were many answers, all reflecting the devastating conditions of the world climate. Yet, when he saw a young Zen Monk in complete Buddhist dress, the journalist knew this would be a different viewpoint. With eagerness, he awaited the monk’s answer to the question. The monk answere…

Sharpen your Axe: How Personal Development Can Simplify Your Life

"If I had six hour to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four hours sharpening the axe." - Abraham Lincoln
An axe is a cutting tool that consists of a heavy edged head fixed to a handle with with the edge parallel to the handle that is used especially for felling trees and chopping wood (Merriam Webster Dictionary). The axe is considered one of the most effective traditional tools for cutting trees. To effectively carry out this duty for which it is made, the edge of the axe must be well sharpened so it could cut through the wood with ease. 
In this context, your axe is the potential, gifts, talents and resources available to you as an individual. Your axe is the tool available to you to solve any problem. This could be your degrees, talents, inherent potential, knowledge or any other thing at your disposal. 
"If the ax is dull,  And one does not sharpen the edge, Then he must use more strength;  But wisdom brings success" - Ecclesiastes 10:10 An axe, when it…

Consistency and Discipline: An Athlete's Story

After some quality time of diligent study and close observation of successful people, I've discovered that one of the principal ingredients of success is Consistency that comes from Discipline. Consistency and Discipline are some of the "common denominators" of success. In essence, you'll hardly find a truly successful person who's not Consistent in one or a few undertakings. Consistency comes when self-discipline is practiced in any area of life.
Elbert Hubbard defined self discipline as "The ability to  make yourself do what you should do,  when you should do it, whether you feel like it  or not". It means subjecting yourself to necessities required to achieve your goals. Consistency is however marked by regularity and steady continuity. It means the ability to continue doing the right things that grows you. Truth is, very few people possess this great qualities. Moreover, the good news is that they are skills anyone can learn irrespective of their b…