Friday, July 23, 2010

How Will You Measure Your Life?

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Today on facebook I read an article shared by someone I knew back in high school, Mark. He's a genius. I could study for a thousand years and still not be able to have all his deep intelligence.

He shared this article, by Clayton M. Christensen from the Harvard Business Review.

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I read it. As I was reading it I couldn't help but wonder. Is Christensen a Mormon? So I did a quick search on wikipedia and pulled up his page. (Dude... his son is an Taiwan return missionary... yahoo!) My hunch proved correct.

Dude...yeah, he's a Mormon. Sweeeeeeeet!

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The reason why I felt he was, as I read his inspirational talk was his simple premise that what matters is family. What matters isn't the status, riches, adulation we receive. What matters are the relationships we have with our children, our spouse...and how we hopefully influence people for good.

This simple principle is something we're taught from birth, especially if you were raised in the Church. It's something we work at mastering... sometimes feebly. We believe that we are sent here to earth to learn, to grow, to become like Him.

Hope you all have a purposeful weekend. Seriously, read the article - it is a joy to read.

ps. Find more Mormons here.


cabesh said...

Clayton Christensen was, until recently, our area authority here. Everyone pretty much adores him. He's completely awesome.

The Atomic Mom said...

What the heck? We are not on that Mormon list? I can't imagine how they forgot the cool kids! Anyway, great article, thanks for sharing it. :)