I mentioned paying it forward in a previous chapter. Thatâ€™s a concept Iâ€™ve practiced for many years, as my way of saying thanks to the people that have offered me their help, when there was no way I could possibly pay them back. Instead, I pay it forwardÂ¸ freely giving my assistance to others. If they express a desire to pay me back for the favor, I suggest they follow the same policy.
Iâ€™ve had the satisfaction of mentoring a few people in my lifetime, and found it to be a tremendously rewarding experience. Personally, I get some satisfaction out of giving something with no other reason other than that I can. Perhaps thatâ€™s human nature, to feel good about doing some good.
But I find it even more fulfilling to see someone take whatâ€™s offered and build upon it, turning it into something even more valuable.