People: The Greatest Asset In Life


“Anyone who fails to appreciate, accept and embrace people will surely fail in life. People are great assets to anything we want to do and be”, Ferdinard Senyo Lawson

The people in your life can determine your success or failure depending on how you see, treat and relate to them. No one is a self-made person no matter how rich and wealthy a person feels; people made him or her. We all need people in our lives. From the day of birth to the day of death and burial; we need people to help us come into this world and also, help us exit this life. No one is useless no matter how we see it. Everyone is useful in one way or the other.

In healthcare, we need people to treat and provide quality care to us. Patients need healthcare professional; healthcare professionals also need patients to treat and demonstrate their skills and expertise on.  The same thing applies to business.  Business owners need customers to buy their products and customers need businessmen and women to produce products for them to patronize or purchase.

Students, teacher, pastors, evangelist, prophets and apostles all need each other to function in their prospective roles. Without people, nothing can ever be achieved in this life. This is the reason why it is very important to value the people in our lives and never should we take them for granted.

Take an author for example who wants to publish his or her book. He or she needs an editor, graphic designer; typesetter, promoter and possibly someone to help advertised his or her book when it is ready. No one can ever achieve a lasting success by walking and doing things alone.


It takes people to make a good team. Without people, there wouldn’t be anything like teamwork. Football teams are the greatest example of how important people are. A player can be very skillful and talented, but without the help of the rest of his teammates, he can never score or become the man of the match.

People are the most valuable assets in life. They hold the core of our success without a shadow of doubt. The way we treat people will determine how they treat us. Most at times, you hear people speak against each other. Some complain without complimenting the efforts others made in shaping and making them into what they are. Mentees need mentors just as mentors need mentees; leaders need followers to lead. A leader without people following him or her is just like taking a stroll by the sea side.  To have great and mega church, the pastor needs people to preach to.

People should not be classified as a number or unit but special with specific and unique needs. In hospitals, patients are regarded as an individual with individual needs. This is how patients care is assessed to plan for them in order to provide them with quality care.

People are priceless. You may replace goods and services but replacing people can be a very difficult thing to do especially if these people are of great value to an organization. You may try to replace people with machines to carry out a particular task, but I can assure you that, you need people to build and operate that machine. This makes people valuable and irreplaceable.

Businesses, churches and institutions strive well because they have learnt to build around people. Failing to build around the people in your life is failing to succeed. Every forward moving organization builds with people in mind. This is why if a leader thinks he or she has arrived and doesn’t need anyone or people, that leader is bound to fail in his or her leadership.

Anyone who fails to appreciate, accept and embrace people will surely fail in life. People are great assets to anything we want to do and be. Without people, the world wouldn’t be what it is now. People can make or break you depending on the attitude you carry around them.  Never build against people, but build with them. Doing this only creates a sense of belief, trust, loyalty and confidence in them to build with you.

People like to be treated with respect and value. Nobody likes to be controlled, undermined, undervalued, abused and taken for granted. However, if people see that they are being treated with respect and value, they become humble, gracious, interested, enthusiastic and respectful to whoever is treating them in a respectful manner. They then go an extra mile to provide anything you need.

As a lifestyle coach and transformational speaker, I can boldly say that, without people, success can never be achieved. People are catalyst for success.  They have more to offer to any organization than the organization can give them. When people are encouraged and not discouraged, they can give their best to enhance the success and the progress of the team they are in.

You can’t expect productivity without empowering the people in your team.

A leader or someone who empowers people will always see productivity and success in whatever he or she does. The sad thing these days is that, most people have lost interest in others simply because they have come to value money, property, cars and material wealth over people, hence the killing and murdering of people for fame and popularity.

Regardless of how we want to be rich, famous and wealthy in life, we must not prioritize anything above the life of people in our lives. It is very important that, we learn to value people above money, structure, systems, and other institutional machinery that we have or will ever be made.

Nothing should take the place of people. We must not devalue the life of people but we must love and cherish every person we come in contact with whether in person or on social media. People are people and nothing can replace them but we can value and treat them with respect, dignity and uniqueness at all times. People may be victim of circumstances but it does not mean they should be treated like objects whether rich or poor, leader or follower, cleaner or manager, pastor or church member; people must be treated with high level of value.

One good thing about people is that, people are different with different religion, culture, interest, personality and contribute to the community building with their diversities and uniqueness. It is therefore my earnest prayer and wish that, we as society will begin to appreciate, embrace and celebrate the people we are fortunate to meet on daily basis.

We must learn to respect and treat people as fellow human beings but not an object or just anythinh.  Community leaders especially church leaders should do more to invest in the growth of the people within their mist to ensure that, they grow spiritually, economically, socially, financially and materially. Remember that, when we invest in people, we are investing in the development of our world.

Indeed, the greatest asset in life is people.


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Ferdinard Lawson graduated from Sussex University and holds a BSc Degree in Public Health and Social Care. He is the Founder & C.E.O of Ferdinard Lawson Empowerment & Inspirational Agency C.I.C (FLEiA.CIC) in UK, Public Health Professional, Author, Lifestyle Coach, Transformational & Public Speaker and Publication Consultant. He is a Multiple Awards Winning Author, Public Speaker and a Lifestyle Coach. He has published many inspirational, motivational books, and leadership books and full member of the Royal society for Public Health. England. He is currently the Co-Chairman of Mega (Kingston Hospital Trust)


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