Keeping score

Figure out what you’re good at and start helping other people with it, give it away. Pay it forward. Karma sort of works because people are very consistent. On a long enough timescale, you will attract what you project. But don’t measure, your patience will run out if you are counting.

– Naval Ravikant on Product Hunt

Yes you could try to keep score of what you did for them and what they did for you.

Or what you’re putting into the universe and what you’re getting back out of it right at this moment.

But every minute you’re doing that you’re wasting time you could be using to help someone else, whether there’s some immediate return or not.

Instead trust that if you’re constantly paying it forward and focused on that, it will come back to you and probably many times over.

Maybe not from everyone equally, but give yourself a pass on keeping score.