Billions of People and Your Short Life

Good morning, let’s dive in.

I had to travel a bit over the last few days. What struck me was the amount of people that are just alive. They are everywhere. They have routines, family problems, dreams, aspirations, and all the problems everyone else’s has with some unique twists. Billions of people on the planet. Most of them are going through the same thing you are. Some have it better, some worse, but they all need to eat, they all want to love, they all want to be someone who is loved and appreciated. They all had to make a living. Mind-Fucking-Blown!

When you realize how many people are out there seeming to be competition for resources, shit gets overwhelming. Doubt in the face of adversity kicks in. A scarcity mindset takes over. It is one of the reasons why people turn to crime. It is easier to get resources; the only rule is not to get caught.
But reality is better than the grim view of competition.

You Can Have Everything In Life You Want, If You Will Just Help Enough Other People Get What They Want.

Zig Ziglar

The above quote lives in my head.
It is one of the deepest truths I believe about real success. Most people aren’t willing to help others get what they want. They don’t realize the truth, you will always be paid less than whatever work you put in, and in doing so you help the other person out. Can you profit, FUCK yes! You see there are times it is way more time saving and cost effective to higher a professional. You are paying for years of expertise and skill. You are paying for the mistakes they learned from, and saving yourself the time and effort to do or have a thing.
Paying for a doctor bill is high, not as much as it would take to become a doctor. Buying an app that helps track your progress, is cheaper than learning to code and build the app.
Going out for a fancy dinner is cheaper, than hiring a personal chef and crew to serve you food and clean up. I get you can eat at home, but that’s not fancy.
The list goes on. Think about this, it is cheaper to hire you to do work, than it is for the owner of a business to do it themselves.

There is an old quote, “get working on your dreams, or you will be paid to work on someone else’s.” It could be goals, it doesn’t matter. This is a great quote, but misses the point, some people will fulfill their dreams, working on other peoples.
The world works better when we cooperate, our lives get better when we find our purpose in serving, our lives become more abundant when we do it on purpose.

Life is short. We all die. Selfishness, greed, and the pain we cause others by what we take, have no lasting value. When out lives become about me, myself, and I the world becomes a mean place full of mean people. We become rats in a rat race and the cheese is a weak motivator.

Your life is short. Even if you live to a hundred, you would look back and wonder where the time went. Live it in love and service and you will look back and wonder how you did it all in such a short amount of time.

Later Gator 🐊

OH, there are billions of people on the planet. That means there are plenty for you to help. Keep your head up and hopes high. You got this.