For me, giving seminars, writing books and recording programs are all joys in life. They are the best investment I can make of my words, spirit, heart, soul, time and energy. I enjoy nothing more than to hear somebody say, “You got me started. You turned my lights on, turned my mind around, got me thinking, got me pondering… and I’ve been on track ever since.” You will hear that kind of praise (and more!) when you share. Share with your children. Share with your colleagues. Share with everybody that comes within your grasp.
Sharing makes you bigger than you are. If you have a full glass of water, can the glass hold any more water? The answer is yes, but only if I pour out what’s already in it. That’s what I’m asking you to do. If you’re full of ideas, if you’re full of good things, I’m asking you to pour them out. As you do, I promise you, more will be poured in.
Unlike a glass however, when you pour something out of yourself, you become bigger. Human beings have the ability to grow in consciousness and awareness and capacity. Even as kids, we don’t lack the capacity. Ask yourself how many languages a child can learn. Answer: As many as you’ll take the time to teach them. They do not lack capacity. They only lack teachers.
The same thing is true for you. You don’t lack capacity. Each time you share what you’ve got, you get bigger. Your consciousness grows. Your capacity increases. Why should you want your capacity to grow? You want it to grow so you can hold more of what is being shared with you.
You could pour happiness all over some people, and they still wouldn’t be very happy. Why? They’re not big enough. If you’re small—small in comprehension, small in the ability to think and wonder, small in appreciation—you won’t enjoy any benefit, no matter how much prosperity or happiness or wisdom is poured out. Don’t be like that. Learn to share. It’s a glorious experience.
Jim Rohn, America's Foremost Business Philosopher, reprinted with permission from Jim Rohn International © 2017. As a world-renowned author and success expert, Jim Rohn touched millions of lives during his 46-year career as a motivational speaker and messenger of positive life change. For more information on Jim and his popular personal achievement resources or to subscribe to the weekly Jim Rohn Newsletter, visit www.JimRohn.com.