Invest In Others

by John L. Mason

One of the most exciting decisions you can make is to decide to be on the lookout for opportunities to invest in others. For me, this has been one of the most powerful principles of momentum that I've implemented in my life. About ten years ago, I remember driving to Tulsa, Oklahoma from St. Louis with my family. I was listening to a Zig Ziglar tape and on this tape he said, "You'll always have everything you want in life if you'll help enough other people get what they want." When I heard this statement, literally something went off inside of me, and I said out loud, "I'm going to do it." That decision to look for ways to help others, to invest in them, changed my life.

I believe that one of the marks of true greatness is to develop greatness in others. I have found that really great men have a unique perspective. That perspective is that greatness is not deposited in them to stay but rather to flow through them into others. Assign yourself the purpose of making others happy and thereby give yourself a gift.

Whatever we praise, we increase. There is no investment you can make that will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer into others throughout your journey.
There are two types of people in the world: those who come into a room and say, "Here I am!" and those who come in and say, "Ah, there you are!" How do you know a good man? A good man makes others good. Find happiness by helping others find it.

The greatest use of your life is to spend it for something and on someone that will outlast it.

Invest in others, it pays great dividends.

- John L Mason, from the book Let Go Of Whatever Makes You Stop. (to find out more about this book, please go to

About the Author:
John Mason is a national best-selling author, nationally recognized speaker and book coach. He has authored fourteen books including An Enemy Called Average, You’re Born An Original-Don’t Die A Copy, Let Go of Whatever Makes You Stop, and Know Your Limits-Then Ignore Them which have sold over 1.4 million copies and have been translated into twenty-five languages throughout the world. "I have posted a special message for you to see on my website In it I talk about right associations and the effect they can have on whether you succeed in life or not. Your best friends should bring out the best in you! If you are an author, or want to be, I have many resources specifically designed for you. Also, make sure to sign up for my "Nugget of the Week - I would love to inspire you."

1 comment:

MM said...

Hello! Just wanted to say thank you for publishing a nugget from John Mason on Investing In Others.

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Thanks again and have a great day!

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