Many try to withdraw from bank accounts where they have not invested and wonder why they’re told “insufficient funds”. It’s simple, we haven’t invested or haven’t invested enough.
What do I mean by invested? I mean we haven’t given enough encouragement, worth, value, love or upside to the individuals around us. We haven’t given others the motivation or inspiration that would give us the results we are looking for when we need it most.
We need to invest physically with rewards for accomplishments and rewards for absolutely nothing, other than we knew they liked a certain kind of something, we saw it, and bought it for them.
We need to invest emotionally with our time, our words, and our care. We have to give, care, and love deeply to receive deeply. We need to be generous with our encouragement even when (or especially when) others do not perform to our standard.
We need to invest spiritually with prayers and listening. We need to be there for others during their tough times and show grace upon grace. The measure with which we give is the measure with which we will receive.
Start today. Start investing in those around you, not for today but for a year, five years, ten years from now when know you are going to need to
- Have the hard conversation
- Ask for more, ask for change, ask for commitment
- Discipline someone.
Who do you need to invest in today?
What do you hope to withdraw a year from now?
Students? Parents? Your Boss? Family?
Invest, Invest, Invest, and then…