Sunday, April 16, 2006

Give First To Receive Later . . . Wrong

If you want to receive later in life, then you must give first. Give first, receive later. Give something to receive something. Correct choice of attitude, wrong choice of words.

Do something to receive something is the better phase. Substitute give with do. The word do is a stronger word because it makes the person do it. It’s like Nike’s phase “Just Do It.” If you want to receive something, just do it. Do first, receive later--not give first, receive later.

If you have the give first, receive later attitude, then you may be indecisive to give something. For instance, there is a group of new people you want to impress. You want to give something to prove your sincerity and friendliness. Perhaps, you offer your place to hang out, provide additional food or drinks in a gathering, help drive people around, suggest other people you know to network, or whatever action you give. By giving, you have to choose whether to give, and sometimes you are going to second guess which can lead you to not give. You say “I’m not sure I want to give.” On the other hand, by doing, you are actually doing it. You say, “I’m going to do it.”

Nike’s slogan “Just Do It” doesn’t mean to go out and exercise. The slogan also means to be a better person, and to be a better person, just do it to receive something later in life. Just innovate it, and the rewards are earned later on *__* Good luck!


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