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“Your passion – the thing you think about in the watches of the night or when you have nothing else to think about—will define you. “

– Jim Reese @jimreese
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DTSpade ON WHAT DEFINES YOU
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Idol is kind of an old fashioned word. Throughout history, whether a golden calf or land or a singing competition, mankind’s default position is toward an idol. I heard Jim Reese, the CEO of the Atlanta Mission, at a Lifework Leadership event and he’s right. I probably editorialized the middle part a bit, but do you know how to tell what your idol is?

Three things:

1.  It’s what you think about when you have nothing to think about, late at night just before you go to sleep.

2.  It’s what you think about when you walk into a room and feel less than everyone there or when something/someone makes you feel insignificant.

3.  It’s what you think about when something/someone attacks your security—space, 401(k) or children.

That very next thing you think about is your idol. For me, it’s time. That may seem like a funny one, but I get angry and impatient when I’m out of time. Everyone’s got at least one and most have a shelf full. And as Jim so wisely pointed out, it will define you.

What are your thoughts on this?

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Bryant Cornett

“The golden rule is for wimps. Love requires more.”
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