The key to making life really unique and worthwhile is to share. Sharing has a certain unique magic of its own. Here’s what I am learning in sharing ideas.
If you share an idea with ten different people, they get to hear it once, and you get to hear it ten times. So there’s a part of self-interest for yourself, getting you even better prepared for the future. Share ideas. Share with your family, share with the people around you, share with other employees, share with your colleagues.
When one person shares with another, two things happen. The audience could be transformed, and so could the speaker. If you share with someone else, they could be transformed. You may have dropped in at the right time. This may be their moment. They’ve got three numbers dialed into the lock already, and if you say it well and say it right you’ll be the fourth number that they can dial into the lock of their personal experience and the door will come open and there’s an opportunity they may have never seen before. The person who hears could be transformed.
But here’s what else is exciting. The person who speaks could be transformed. Guess what we’re all looking for… transformation for our new life. The new life tomorrow, the new life this month, the new life next year, the new life this year.
The caterpillar one day says, “I think I was made for more than this crawling on the ground.” So the caterpillar climbs the tree, attaches himself to a leaf and spins the cocoon. Who knows what disciplined effort it takes to spin a cocoon. But something inside the caterpillar says, “I was designed for something more than being just a caterpillar.”
And then when the cocoon is ready and it opens up, out comes a butterfly that flies away, maybe singing, “I believe I can fly! I believe I can touch the sky! I used to be a caterpillar on the ground, now I fly.”
I’m asking you to go through such a metamorphosis. I’m asking you often to go through a period where you say, “New skills, new things are waiting for me,” and part of this will come if you’ll translate for other people what you feel in your heart and in your soul. As awkward as your language might be at first, don’t hesitate to do it.
Here’s what sharing does… makes room for more. Key question: If the glass is full of water, can it hold any more? The answer is yes. Yes, if you pour some out. If you want more, you’ve got to pour out what you’ve got, and then you have the opportunity to receive more.
Now, unlike the glass that remains the same size when you pour some out, it’s not so in the consciousness of human beings. Your capacity will increase the more you share. You’ll get bigger and bigger and bigger.
Now, why the self-interest wish to be bigger? Here’s why: to hold more of the next experience. Some people can’t hold much happiness because they’re too small, their thinking is too small, their activity is too small, they’re too small in their ability to share, they’re just too small. Can’t hold much. They’re too small.
But the bigger you get, the more you will receive. When happiness is poured out, you’ll get more. When joy is poured out, you’ll get more. When bounty is poured out, you will get more, if you share what you’ve got and become bigger and bigger and bigger.
This is the main basis for doing this blog. I want to share the things I am learning so I can help each of you improve your lives and along the way I will improve mine as well. It is my hope that through doing this, it will start a chain reaction where you start sharing the things you are learning in your life with others and then they will do the same and so on and so on. Before long a lot of good will come.
So as this blog is just over one week old, I would like to encourage your feedback on whether you are finding this helpful in your lives or not. I know it has been immensely helpful to me so I will continue to do it regardless, but I really truly hope that by doing this, I can have a positive effect on your life that makes you a better person.
Adapted from article written by Jim Rohn.