No one has anything in this world that has not been given to them. It is true that success and other great things are not necessarily given to anyone on a platter of gold, but they are still given. Behind the successes and achievements of most of the wonderful people we know are stories of enabling connections, collaboration, and the involvement of others. You have also probably benefitted from the advice, recommendation, tutelage, sponsorship, support, or benevolence of someone else. We do not get to great places or achieve great feats by being an island of our own. The leverage we enjoy when we are carried by others is very significant.
Meanwhile, this message is not about you and me enjoying benefits from others, but about us becoming the lever for others. It is about carrying others as they try to reach their destination. We must not downplay the significance of the sponsorship, support, or recommendation we provide to people who are serious about their future. You and I may hold the key that opens the door to the blessings and breakthroughs of those around us. In fact, sometimes, what someone needs to succeed may be an introduction to someone else, a recommendation for an opportunity or providing direction. As simple as those sound, they require a genuine and deliberate effort on our part. The question is whether we accept the responsibility or not.
Here is the call to carry someone else and participate in their journey to great achievements. If you look around, you will find many who need what you have. You have probably been brought into a place of honour, repute, and grace so that you can be a blessing to others. Someone may say, “but I also need help. I am not there yet”. You are right, everyone needs help. That is the reason we must spread help around and carry one another. Who do you carry?
Actions for the week
A quote to remember
“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” – Maya Angelou
Until another time,
Dele Ola, Award-Winning Author of Be A Change Agent
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