Begin With You

What is it you want?

Sounds like an easy question to answer until you really have to think about it. Because there is a follow up, what are you willing to do to get it?

I personally believe that all good things come in service to others. So the second question cuts out illegal or immoral behavior or actions. What that gives us is another question, what kind of service are you willing to provide to get what you want?

That question is very self contained. You don’t have to go out and look for an answer, you can think about it from your seat. What do yo want; all you have to do is think about it, and what kind of service will you provide; what are you good at that helps others? The answer is in your head and in your experience. But I want to add one more, twist to the question, if you give the world your best, not your best effort, not the best you can do at something, but the best that is inside you, will the world give you the best in return?

It all begins with you, with your level of ambition, with your willingness to see yourself as the servant, as a vessel to make the world a better place even if it is only the smallest of ways and then to receive your reward.

But if we shrink back, if we do less, if we pursue less, if we give less, we will always just survive.