What will you be known for when you leave this earth? The most influential people, the ones who leave behind incredible legacies, will live on in the hearts of the people they touch. Physically, they will no longer be a part of society—but their principles, philosophies and achievements will become immortal, spreading from generation to generation. You can start making your mark on the world today by pushing yourself to significance.
Whatever you purpose with money will produce fruit, good fruit or spoiled fruit. It’s all about attitude and your attitude starts in your mind. The attitude you take is determined by what you believe. If you believe your money may run out and the grip you hold on to your money with (in time) will produce spoiled fruit. If your attitude is to grow your money for a purpose, the purpose of building a family legacy, then the fruit you will bear will prosper.
Suppose a farmer had some land. And it is good fertile land. Now, the land gives the farmer a choice. He may plant in that land whatever he chooses. The land doesn’t care. It’s up to the farmer to make the decision.
…Now let’s say that the farmer has two seeds in his hand, one is a seed for corn, the other is nightshade, a deadly poison. He digs two little holes in the earth and he plants both seeds, one corn, the other nightshades. He covers up the holes, waters and takes care of the land. What will happen?
Invariably, the land will return what’s planted. As it’s written in the Bible, “Whatever you sew, you shall reap.”Now remember the land doesn’t care what you plant. It will return poison just as well as it will return corn.
Far More Fertile
The human mind is far more fertile, far more incredible and mysterious than the land, but it works the same way. It doesn’t care what we plant, success or failure, a concrete worthwhile goal or confusion, misunderstanding, fear, anxiety, and so on. But, what we plant must return to us.
The human mind is the last great, unexplored continent on earth. It contains riches beyond our wildest dreams. It will return anything we plant.
But the key is, you have to plant something. You have to place something in your mind and work towards it. That’s called a goal or a dream, and more than anything else in the world, setting and striving towards your dreams, priorities and goals will determine whether or not you are a success in life.
Earl Nightingale defined success as “the progressive realization of a worthy ideal,” Notice he didn’t say it’s the accomplishment of a goal; it’s the progressive realization, the act of working towards your dreams or goals.