How Do You Want to Serve Others?

Here’s an important question. How do you want to serve others? In other words, how do you want to contribute to their lives? There are so many things you can do with your time, talents, and energy. In fact, there’s an “infinite” number of ways you can add value to other people. But all the options may not be good for you.

You have a lot to offer, but you must decide how you’re going to contribute, lest you roam around aimlessly and don’t make as big of a contribution as you could.

It’s an important question because your answer has a far-reaching effect on your life. In fact, your answer determines how you should use the bulk of your time, defines where your attention should go, specifies the skills and expert knowledge you must acquire, establishes how your talents and abilities are used, dictates the goal you should pursue, influences who you connect with, and the list goes on.

The good news is that you get to choose how you serve and make a contribution; it’s your prerogative.

It’s not a matter of right or wrong answer. It’s your answer; you’re the main person who has to live with the consequences of your answer and carry its weight. It’s your choice. But know that you’re responsible for your choices. You’re responsible for paying the price. You’re responsible for the quality of your contribution. You’re responsible for what you choose to do with your life.

Once you decide how you want to serve others, your actions must follow suit.

For instance, if you decide you want to contribute to the marketplace through your entrepreneurial endeavors (i.e. build a company that sells exceptional products and creates jobs), then your actions must demonstrate it. You can’t say that this is how you want to serve others, yet be spending most of your time eating popcorn at movie theaters. Your actions must match your ambitions.

Likewise, if you want to touch minds and hearts with your stories or your songs, your time and energy must be invested in your craft. Your ambition must be supported by your actions.

If your actions don’t match, you must change them—if you hope to make your contribution. You must change how you use your time and other resources (e.g. money and energy). Making the change may take some time, as you may have to transition from where you are currently to where you want to make your contribution. However, you can take steps in that direction.

If you’ve decided how you want to serve others, give your all. Commit to excellence and produce your best work. And as your progress, you’ll find even greater ways to serve others.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.