Don’t keep others down
I know we all have our own lives to look after and while that is true, many of us are in a position to make a difference in the lives of others no matter how insignificant it may seem. It is time for some of us to change our mindset from selfish to unselfish and from pursuing and maintaining all the wealth to yourself to sharing your wealth to those in need.
Nelson Mandela said “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
Bob Marley also said “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”
There are many other things we can do to make a difference and this is what this article will attempt to do.
Sharing of knowledge
There are some people with limited knowledge in an area but there are others with a wealth of knowledge. We can make a difference in the lives of others if we share our knowledge with others and this can be done through training, mentoring others and writing articles. Some of the knowledge we had was given to us by others and we can reciprocate by depositing what we know in the lives of others.
Volunteer your time
I admire the many individuals who join nonprofit organizations and volunteer their time in making a difference in the lives of others. However, I believe some of these organizations may require additional help and therefore this is an opportunity for others to make a difference in the lives of others. I challenge each resident to join at least one organization and see what they can do to make a difference.
Some of us are in a financial position to help others in need but rather than helping others, we just sit and watch our money grow. I have said it many times before, if all the rich people in the world help some of the poor people in the world, there will be less poverty in the world.
Now if you don’t want to give them any money, show them what to do so that they can get out of poverty even if it means lending them some money as a startup.
Offer a discount
Some of us have products and services and the pricing is so expensive. Let us make a difference in the lives of others by offering a discount on the price of your products and services.
Don’t tear others down
Too many of us are tearing others down. If we want to make a difference in the lives of others, stop tearing others down. If you don’t have anything positive to say, don’t say anything at all.
People need a lot of encouragement. Some people don’t need money. All they need is a little encouragement. Encourage people. Too many of us are discouraging people. Some of us are bold with while some of throw shade at others. Make a difference in the lives of others by encouraging and uplifting others.
Recruit and train some inexperienced people
Many of us are entrepreneurs and a lot of our focus is on the bottom line. Of course that is the goal of most business and so we recruit people with experience to help us improve our bottom line. Let us do something different and recruit some inexperienced people so they can get the necessary experience.
Tell people the truth
Sometimes we mislead people and don’t tell them the truth. Some of us tell people what they want to hear even if it is not the truth. We can make a difference in the lives of others by telling people the truth even if the truth hurts. Eventually they will thank you for the telling them the truth.
When we make a difference in the lives of others, we don’t need to broadcast to the world what we do to others. We don’t need to tell others what we did. We don’t need to video tape and share videos and photos of what we did to help others. Otherwise, you may do more harm than good. Let us be sincere in what we do for others.
I conclude this article with Matthew 25: 42-43 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’