The principle and adoptive philosophy of adding value is one of the most powerful tools for you to keep on refining in your skills-set for life optimization. I'm well aware that every bit of advice being offered is somehow automatically branded with such terms as 'best' and 'most-powerful' and the lot, however for the idea of adding value let's take a closer look at how this single feature, once understood, honed and carefully practiced until it becomes an automatic habit, will indeed be your most powerful yet.
The experience of a great life is hinged on a single built-in, primordial drive: ENHANCEMENT.
There may be many diverse arguments as to what enhancement really entails but the basic premise is for MORE OF THAT, whatever 'THAT' may be, and it applies in absolutely any category you can think of...more love, more money, more recognition at work, more time, more ideas, more knowledge, more God, more justice, more freedom, more from LIFE. The origin of life remains one of the greatest debates with seemingly no general agreement in sight. However there exists a shared belief that one of our greatest achievements has been our abilty to adapt to changes and to become better at survival and development in all the various areas. We were able to maintain warmth even in the Ice Age, to develop more refined tools to aide in our hunt of animals larger, faster and more agile than men. We instinctively found ways to become better from the days of cave-dwellers who created fire to great men who created all our minor and major industries...from the smallest utensils found in our kitchens to the most complex techniques used in procedures to add a longer lifetime as we battle new diseases each day, the sum collective of our efforts at developing these and everything in between borders on the need to add greater value to the experience of life.
Armed with this knowledge, it is time to allow it to mean more to you in your job, health, relationships etc. The only thing required of you is to bring a greater amount of value than what was actually present when you just started at it.
Give it the necessary amount of time to take hold of you to get your heart racing. What are you doing differently in all the areas of your life to make it more worthwhile? In all these areas, do you honestly believe you are doing enough to add significant value that's going to affect how people behave towards you? Thinking back over the past 2 weeks only, do you believe there was more that you could have done that would make you feel so much better 2 weeks later? What amount of value did you add over this period?
Yes, the World can be exploitative. Yes, there are so many people who would bounce you out of the way even though are working so hard to make things work for good. But your focus must remain on deliberately choosing actions and a type of thinking that will help you to add greater value.
In a very short time you will be able to see a marked difference in how people act towards you, how they respond to you and a naturally you will move to continue finding ways to get more of that better response...only because you started to add value.