If you enhance the lives of the people around you, you will enhance yourself.

The days are often foggy, the ships at sea get lost. Being the beacon saves lives.

I only know because I have lived so much of my life in a fog. Crashing into the shore, with nobody as my beacon, nobody to lift me with just a smile.

Every day I try to tithe. Not money (although maybe).

But with everything inside me. To give without receiving, knowing that just a pebble dropped in the middle of the ocean, can send ripples to all shores.

Be the beacon. Choose yourself.

James Altucher is the author of the bestselling book Choose Yourself, editor at The Altucher Report and host of the popular podcast, The James Altucher Show, which takes you beyond business and entrepreneurship by exploring what it means to be human and achieve well-being in a world that is increasingly complicated. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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