It is my firm belief that while on your purpose path, one cannot survive or succeed in life without the assistance of others. In order to cultivate your craft those that have come before you must to be there to help guide you along the way. As a professional of any kind I wholeheartedly support the notion that this is your duty! When you think about the journey that you have traveled to get to where you are, I’m sure there were plenty of people that were instrumental to your purpose process. You should feel obligated to make sure that you serve in the same capacity! As great as this may sound, it is difficult for some to do. BUT WHY?? James Keller once said that a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. I found this quote to be authentically true. You will lose nothing by helping others. You will, however, gain perspective, knowledge, and truth – not only about yourself, but in regards to your purpose. It’s quite simple. The more you assist others, the more enriched your life will be! Another person’s success will not cause you to have less opportunity. Another’s success may actually catapult your own success. When you awaken your potential it’s your responsibility to help others do the same! Allow these selective sayings on “service” to resonate:

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” Muhammad Ali

“Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.” Les Brown

“Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.” Danny Thomas

“To help others to develop and succeed in life is a reward itself and only has value when nothing is expected in return.” Choi Hong Hi

“Sooner or later, you realize that real fulfillment comes only from helping others. All of the rest is just temporary.” Elie Tahari

Your contribution to the world should be meaningful and purposeful. One must switch their focus in order to help others flourish! The more you navigate your network for others, the more your resources will produce amazing relationships. Your knowledge and expertise is needed. There is enough success to go around. Because someone else gains success does not mean that yours will falter. Whenever you are able to light someone else’s candles, be willing and ready to do so! Your flame won’t ever flicker…I promise!

By Dr. Avis Foley | Co-Publisher, Purpose Weekly

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As I consistently strive to embody excellence, I understand the value of garnering wisdom and direction from celebrated leaders who have come before me. I desire for people to use my life as a blueprint to hopefully enable them to understand the power they possess to create effectual change. I am an Educator, Author, Speaker, and Visionary. Please Follow:@iamdrfoley ​

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