Do You Sacrifice Yourself to Help Others? The Second of 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t

Share Your Fire Only with Those Who Want to be Ignited

By Marc Hardy, PhD

 A wise friend once told me, “Marc, you can do anything you want in this world. But you can’t do everything you want.” We need to adapt that concept to sharing our fire with others in order to be effective and keep our flame bright. The truth is that we can help and encourage anyone we want to in this world, but we can’t help everyone. We can only help those who truly desire help and are thirsting for it. We need to discriminate so that we can identify those who are ready to accept the good that we have to give and will use the encouragement and tools we give them to create a better life. There are plenty of people who truly yearn for someone to believe in them and give them encouragement in their life so they can move to the next level, and they are the ones who are most likely to benefit from our efforts. Trying to help everyone, regardless of their commitment to help themselves, is not an effective way to spread the energy of our fire. 

Next week: Why taking care of yourself is the best thing you can do for others.

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