In this post I share some wise quotes about investing in others. I have learned in life that if life is to be meaningful you need to focus on making other people better.
Most of the most miserable people in this world are also the most selfish people out there. I have a post on selfish people quotes that will warn you of the dangers of selfishness.
Quotes About Investing in Others
“When we help ourselves we find moments of happiness. When we help others we find lasting fulfillment.” – Simon Sinek.
This is really true. True and lasting peace and happiness only belong to those that invest in the success of others besides themselves.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32.
Spirit of vengeance only makes you miserable and you suffer the consequences through stress and anger. It is not worth the trouble. Forgive one another, brothers and sisters.
“The end of all knowledge should be service to others.” – Cesar Chavez.
If we all did this, this world would be a nice place for all its inhabitants not just for the few lucky ones. The more people are left behind the greater will be the anger and friction and conflicts will be the result.
“Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama.
One can have all the money in the world and still be miserable. Some of the most miserable people out there are also the richest.
“All women, everywhere, have the same hopes; we want to be self-sufficient and create better lives for ourselves and our loved ones.” – Melinda Gates.
We cannot prosper while leaving behind half of the world’s population. We need to support our ladies if we want to achieve prosperity on this earth.
“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you are playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” – Reid Hoffman of Linkedin.
There is very little we can achieve by playing a solo game. Only in collaboration with others can we be able to achieve much. No major achievement in this world has been accomplished by one person. It is almost always a team effort.
“Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.” – C William Pollard, Chairman, Fairwyn Investment Company.
Information on its own is nothing. It needs to be shared with those with the wherewithal. And it has to be presented in a way that is understood by the recipients.
“Connect deeply with others. Humanity is the one thing we all have in common.” – Melinda Gates.
Man is a social being and it is only by connecting with others that we find true satisfaction. I therefore totally agree with this quote from Melinda Gates on the fact that humanity is what we all have in common. My actions and your actions eventually affect all of us. If I pollute the rivers not only will it affect others but I myself will be affected in one way or the other.
“Remote managers need to consider things like imposter syndrome, communicating intentionally with their remote teams, finding ways to talk about productivity, and communicating in writing rather than face to face chats.” – Becca Van Nederynen.
Most of our work in future will be done remotely and the sooner we learn how to use these tools efficiently and effectively the better for ourselves and companies.
“Successful investing is anticipating the anticipation of others.” – John Maynard Keynes.
“I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.” – Kobe Bryant.
While it is true that great things come from hard work and perseverance, I have also seen people who work hard but achieve little because of the environment. I know for instance how farmers in parts of the world such as Africa work hard but later are forced to sell their crops at a loss. Life is not always straightforward.
“Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.” – Psalm 85:10
What a world it will be if we all love and invest in others.
“Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation.” – Doris Kearns Goodwin.
If you surround yourself with people who will just say yes to whatever you say you will achieve little in life. All the greatest achievements in our modern history have been made by teams. I am thinking of things like the moon landing, etc.
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“Your network is your net worth.” – Porter Gale.
If you want to achieve much in this world you need to learn to network. Working alone can only get you so far. All the major technological achievements in the world were made by people who know the value of networking. Just pick any book about some of the famous people in the world and you will see that their success was made possible through networking with others.
“The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.” – Henry Ford.
Funny quote on investing in others but very true. You need a well trained workforce to be able to compete in this world. If you don’t train your workers your competitor will overtake as they will train theirs.
“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates.
A really wise quote about investing in others from Bill Gates. A leader who is self-centered will only little in this world. You need to empower others if you want to prosper in this world.
“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.” – Warren Buffett.
There is little to be learned from people who are not better than you. Associate yourself with successful people and their success will rub on you.
Unfortunately because of petty jelousies we may sometimes avoid learning from those that are better than others. This therefore requires some humility on our part. Being humble enough to acknowledge that there are others who are better than you.
“You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar.
No man is an island. Only through collaboration can we be able to achieve much in this world.This is the same spirit that companies should aim to have when selling their services and products. They should aim to help their customers get what they want.
“In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities; integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.” – Warren Buffett.
Most of the poverty we see in this world is the result of having leaders who lack integrity. It is because of lack of integrity that we end up with a lot of corruption in this world. We need to have leaders with integrity if we are to prosper in this world.
“Leaderships is not about you; it’s about investing in the growth of others.” – Ken Blanchard.
The more the focus is just on you and you alone, the less and less successful you will be. It is what it is. There is no way you can skirt around some realities of life.
“Appreciate where you came from “someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett.
It is easy to forget the work of those that came before us. We are all just building on what others have already put up before us. Look at all the wonderful technological gadgets that we have now. They are all just an improvement of what others before them discovered or invented.
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“Happy employees lead to happy customers, which leads to more profits.” – Vaughn Aust.
Happy employees will create a happy atmosphere and the customers will feel it too. And they too will want to associate themselves with happy people. And the more this happens the more sales you will have and the more money you will make.
“Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.” – Thomas Sowell.
This really works all the time. Anyone who only thinks about himself will live a miserable life. We only find fulfillment in working for others too besides ourselves. And the good thing about helping others is that it does come back in good measure. When a good person goes through a rough patch he will have many people supporting him. Usually, those supporters are the same people you helped before.
“The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.” – Charlie Munger.
I wish we all had this spirit. Because it is only when this is put in practice that life on this planet of ours will benefit everyone else. I have a long list of people that have helped me be where I am today and I believe the same applies to you too.
“Transformation in the world happens when people are healed and start investing in other people.” – Michael W Smith.
This indeed should be the goal of everyone. Healing all the hurt in this world and starting to invest in others. That is how we can make a real difference in this world.
“I’m investing in myself, I’m investing in others and I’m investing in my cause. I know if I persist it will pay back in dividends and it always does.” – Simon Sinek.
This is really a good balance. It is not enough to invest in yourself you also need to invest in others. Only then will you be able to achieve great things. It is just what it is. It is something that cannot be wished away as failure to heed this will be disastrous for you.
“The moment you discover in life that it’s not about yourself, that it is about investing in others, I think you’re entering a steadier state to be a great leader. Because above all, I think the main quality of a leader is to be a human being. There’s no reason you are special because you happen to have this job or these responsibilities.” – Paul Polman.
These are the types of leaders this world needs. Leaders who are not self-centered but who really love to invest in others and to help them succeed. Too many of our leaders think they are special because they happen to hold positions of responsibility. People who before assuming those positions were approachable, all of a sudden are untouchable. True leadership is about being a servant leader. Leaders who are servants of the people they serve. It is only when leaders look at themselves this way that they will feel humble. As the good book says, pride comes before a fall. Leaders full of pride are setting themselves up for failure.
“While investing in others. Never forget that you are also someone’s lifetime investment.” – Ranveer Singh.
Really true. The more we remember this the more time and effort we will put to help others. We all have individuals in our lives who took their time to shape us into what we are today. That job started with our parents, then teachers and lecturers who further shaped us. And when we started working other people had to train us further. No man is an island.
“By investing in others you honor those who invested in you.” – Jo Miller.
We sometimes get drunk with our successes that we forget that in order for us to succeed someone helped us along. The more we realize this the more will work to invest in others. And the more humility we will have as we will realize that we are where we are because of others who took time to help us.
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“The more women help one another, the more we help ourselves. Acting like a coalition truly does produce results.” – Sheryl Sandberg.
Really very true. Only as people work as a coalition will they be able to surmount obstacles that one man or woman will fail to move. That is just the reality of life.
“If you want to change the world, invest in helping another person to reach his or her potential.”- John Maxwell.
This is another quality quote on investing in others. Help other people too when going up so that when you come down you will still have friends. If you ignore them there will be noon to welcome you down here.
“The glass ceiling will go away when women help other women break through that ceiling.” – Indra Nooyi.
You are not an island so help other women to break through the ceiling. There is a need for a coordinated battle to break through the glass ceiling. You cannot achieve much by focusing on just yourself.
“Invest in people who invest in you.” – Unknown.
May be you should go beyond in investing in people who invest in you. Even people who are currently not capable of investing in you need your help too. These people still need your help too to start off their life on a path to success.
“For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
What a quote on investing in others! Our goal should be to help others to succeed as well. We ignore the plight of others at our own peril. If you have a store you need your customers to be doing well so that they can buy from you. If they are suffering then you can’t expect them to come to your store. If they succeed you too will succeed.
That is all I had on quotes about investing in others. I hope you have been able top pick out some gems from these quotes. We need to invest in each other if we are to succeed in life. Life is not just about us.
This applies not just to individuals but to organizations and corporations. If a corporation or organization wants to succeed they need to invest in their employees. This is what all successful corporations do.
Only organizations that have invested in the training of their employees have a chance to compete in a changing world. Technology is changing very fast and companies that don’t keep up will be left behind.
Once you invest in new technology you will still have to train your employees to be able to use that technology.