If you want your life to have influence and impact, stop keeping score. Rather, lose count. Don’t hold records of who’s on top and where you fall in the scheme of things. It’s far wiser to lose interest in yourself and become very interested in others. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a people person, be brave to look people in the eye and show kindness, concern or appreciation.
Prefer others whether there’s something in it for you or not. Forgetting about what other people owe you will change the aroma of your life. God will use you ‘to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.’ (2 Corinthians 2:14)