Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” (Brian Tracy, Canadian-born American motivational speaker and author)

In Tracy’s view, apparently, success is not so much what you may attain for yourself but what you contribute to the well-being of others. Think of a person who has amassed great wealth and achieved some measure of fame for his accomplishments. What of lasting value has she or he provided for society in general or their local community?

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed (Proverbs 11:25).