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Wisdom from Greg Reid

Wisdom from Greg Reid

It has been said that the sign of a life well lived is one that was spent serving others.

Let’s face it, would you get more enjoyment from getting a pat on the back at work or watching someone you helped to excel get the same kudos in the cubicle next to you? It seems that when we focus our attention toward the betterment of others, we get the same amount of appreciation in return.

It may not always be vocalized, but internal satisfaction is something that cannot be bottled or sold. It’s the same feeling of pride parents feel when their child rides his bike for the first time without training wheels, or when he later graduates from high school. We know when we experience this feeling that we have shared a little of ourselves.

So, why is it that some of us seem to lose this desire? Could it be that we become tainted by society’s rules, being trained to believe life is a series of rituals decided by survival of the fittest? Perhaps it’s time we turn our attention toward a more gallant quest, one in which a portion of our energy is focused in an outward direction….Continue reading at

Greg is a speaker, an international filmmaker and the bestselling author of The Millionaire Mentor and Three Feet From Gold.

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6:38AM PST on Nov 23, 2011


3:47PM PST on Nov 18, 2011

I know it is corny, but helping others is two-fold. We receive the satisfaction of giving as well as the joy and pride in the achievements of someone else that we inspired to success. It's a double whammy.

7:42AM PST on Nov 15, 2011

Excellent articulation of what I find so very true. Nothing beats the high from helping someone get back on their feet to shine on their own!

7:26AM PST on Nov 14, 2011


12:12AM PST on Nov 14, 2011

Thank you for sharing

9:33PM PST on Nov 13, 2011

Super article..thank you!

6:13PM PST on Nov 13, 2011

I get real satisfaction helping others, and althouth it might not get me far in life, I can go to bed knowing that I did something good and positive for someone.

5:47PM PST on Nov 13, 2011

~Who knows?~

2:44PM PST on Nov 13, 2011

Great article and very true.

2:44PM PST on Nov 13, 2011

Great article and very true.

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