There's nothing more rewarding in life than helping others to achieve their goals and to make their dreams come true. There is an awesome feeling that a person gets when they pass on what they have learned throughout the years to someone who is just coming up. This is called planting a seed in someone's life. It's investing your life, experiences, time, wisdom, and knowledge into another person's life in hopes that they will save themselves from some hard times, as well as achieve their own success.
There are a lot of ways that an individual can plant a seed in someone's life. For example, look at some of the inner city youth programs that have been developed to help kids get off the streets and to live successful lives. Most of these programs were started by people who came from similar environments and want to take the time to pour out their resources into turning their success into the success of these youth. This is a great example of how planting a seed in someone's life can have an impact on the lives of others. The seeds that I plant in people have come from the harvest of others planting seeds in my life.
Planting a seed in the life of another person is often referred to as mentoring. There are a variety of different reasons a person may be mentored, and they may be mentored by more than one individual. A lot of people get mentored by others when they are looking to enter a certain career field. Someone who has been in the field for many years may take the new person under their wing and pass on all the valuable information they have to that individual.
Planting a seed in someone's life requires some sacrifice. If you are going to pass on valuable information and invest in someone's life, you have to be willing to take time out of your own. Planting a seed is life on life, meaning you give of yourself in order to make sure the seed you plant grows. You can't expect a plant to flourish from being a seed if the seed isn't properly planted, and watered often. Mentoring means that you personally sacrifice time, resources, and other things in order to help someone else achieve success.
Planting a seed is not only crucial to the success of others, but often times is crucial to our own success. We often learn and grow as individuals when we are teaching others or investing our time into helping them succeed. These times often reveal things about ourselves we didn't know before, or they may even help us to develop in ways we never thought possible.