​Success Should Be For Everyone, Not For Selfish Purposes

Robert Harris
August 2019

Every man in this world would like to be successful. I don’t believe I have ever met a man who wanted to be a failure. Success and failure depend upon what a person is willing to do. The Bible says, “If ye be willing and and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land, but if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.”

To succeed in an unpredictable world, one must go on expressing without spending his time expecting anything. In other words, it is loving everyone and saying, “It’s not what I can get out of this world, but what I can put into it~”

A little boy sat milking a cow and a wise acre came up and asked, “Son, how much does your cow give?” The boy looked up and said, “She doesn’t give anything, you have to squeeze for every drop.” And so, it is in the successful lane of life. You must be determined. Success is to find a need and fill it and it is not for selfish purposes.

The man who comes to the most successful position is the one who is willing to take his energies and his talents and apply them so that the other person may get the advantage. The apple tree would teach us that. Apple trees do not grow apples for themselves. They grow apples for you so you may have the baked apple and the applesauce. This is the way life is.

If you are going to be fruitful, let your fruit be enjoyed by others.