Friday, August 13, 2010

the right yardstick

Liking this. Not really news to those already trying to live a life of meaning as opposed to ease, but still it's nice someone 'credentialed and respected' can get the word out. This yesterday from the Deseret News:
The article directs to HBR:

Generally, you can be humble only if you feel really good about yourself—and you want to help those around you feel really good about themselves, too. When we see people acting in an abusive, arrogant, or demeaning manner toward others, their behavior almost always is a symptom of their lack of self-esteem. They need to put someone else down to feel good about themselves.

This too:

I've concluded that the metric by which God will assess my life isn’t dollars but the individual people whose lives I’ve touched.
I think that’s the way it will work for us all. Don’t worry about the level of individual prominence you have achieved; worry about the individuals you have helped become better people.

from How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen

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