Serve Others and Serve Right - THE BUSINESS PACKAGE


Sunday, May 15, 2022

Serve Others and Serve Right

In my book recently published on the Amazon KDP, I spoke extensively  about serving others and serving right. When you serve others and remain committed, diligent and trustworthy in the service of others, time will come when those people will also serve you and remain committed to your cause and see to it that you attain the end that you wish to attain in life.

 It is the Law of nature. It is also called law of reciprocity. Anyway, I'm not a mathematics guru. I can't say more on that. But, what I'm trying to emphasise is that,, what goes around comes around. 

Most people in life think getting to the top is through a sudden flight... It is much more than that. It has to do with what you had invested to relationship with others. Life is a funny scenario, it is like the stone you threw at the rock, the rock is always quick to throw it back. Yoruba people has a way of saying it. "Oko ta ba so mo ope ni ope n so mo ni".

While you serve others, if you do so genuinely that men and God sees you, the reward system is at hand. I listened attentively to the  Chief Executive Officer of a very powerful organisation in Nigeria informing me about how he served no less than 10 Chairmen and four Chief Executive Officers, in an organisation he joined at the lowest rung of the ladder. He later rose to become the Chairman/ Chief Executive of that organisation. Of course, he was deligent and added value to the organisation. But, that is not where we are going. 

Our main point is that, when he was to be elevated or nominated to fill the post of Chief Executive Officer, naturally opposition rose against his candidature. Before the matter was to be laid to rest,the traducers demanded that five of the past Chief Executuves of the said organisation must be contacted to put paid to his nomination. Lo and behold, our man in question had served all of those people and served well. To cut the long story short, the five past Chairmen were unanimous about him being the best man for the job and he got the best recommendation from the quarter he feared most that he may be let down. 

What lessons are we drawing from this man's story?  He served and he served right. And, when it is time for him to be elevated, his scorcards spoke for him. 

When you serve others and serve right, God will surely raise men to serve you even if those whom you served do not have what it takes to serve you or pay you back in your own coin, it is the law of nature and it is a path worth taken. The reward a always endless and the joy not only unspeakabke, but everlasting. 

Serve  others and serve right. 

Tomorrow is another day. 

Waheed Ogunjobi, journalist, author, writer and Public Affairs analyst writes from Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital and can be reached on 08035004741 or

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