How will the value of your days be measured? Of course, what will matter is not what you bought but what you built, not what you got but what you gave, not your success but your significance. It’s not about what you learned as well as what you taught, what will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage and sacrifice that enriches, empowers or encourages others to emulate you after you left.
It’s not how many people you know but how many felt good when they were around you and how you served them. It’s not your memory but the memories that lives in those whom you lived with. You will be remembered long enough by whom and for what you are.
Time is like a river, you can never touch the same water twice because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Appreciate your current situation and enjoy every moment of your life to the fullest. Remember, life is not all about money but the impact that you make on earth. The wise will make the money and also make impacts. The good fact about life is that it’s about impact. In fact, your impact in life will give birth to a new generation if you invest well in humanity.
START WHERE YOU ARE
Powerful men and women are never formed that way. They entered this world from a very humbled and wretched family but somewhere along their journey, they developed the self-image of a leader, one who is ready to take responsibilities for his life and future.
Goodwill to all those born with silver spoon, it’s their privilege. Good news to all those from humbled family background; 80% of the world’s richest men started from the ground. Those men include Andrew Carnegie, Ronald Regan, Sam Walton, John Grishoun and a host of others rose to become self-made millionaires from the scratch.
These men, though born on the ground did not allow their backs to remain on the ground. They started from a very small and humble beginning, and then spread their wings to fly to lofty heights in the sky.
One thing about these men is that they become dissatisfied with their present circumstances and decided to alter their future. At one point in their lives, they discovered their abilities, improved their capabilities and dared to become great and they did become.
I am convinced that no matter where you are born in, if you would start where you are, you will get to where you want to in life. Though born in a primitive village you can get to the presidential villa if you faithfully start with the faithful people in your faithful village. Your future is in your hands… start!