As seniors are getting closer to graduation and in most cases making a decision on what college they will attend and what sort of impact you will have on this world, I wanted to share with you something that is important to me and has helped me and many of my friends throughout their adult lives.
I am not sure if these will help you today but hopefully you put them in your back pocket and refer to them as you grow into a productive member of society.
The Law of Compensation - You Get What You Give
Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his essay, "Compensation," wrote that each person is compensated in like manner for that which he or she has contributed. The Law of Compensation is another restatement of the Law of Sowing and Reaping. It says that you will always be compensated for your efforts and for your contribution, whatever it is, however much or however little.
Increase Your Value - This Law of Compensation also says that you can never be compensated in the long term for more than you put in. The income you earn today is your compensation for what you have done in the past. If you want to increase your compensation, you must increase the value of your contribution.