Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Insights from Seth Godin?

Seth Godin may be a familiar name to some of you and register nothing for others. Seth is a bit of a celebrity among the blogging community. He always registers high on Technorati and makes an over-all great contribution to the blogging world.

I have heard excerpts and interview of him talking about his book "The Dip" and have it on my 'to read' list. Pretty insightful stuff.

Here is something that he said that I thought was simply profound. He was asked, "What makes you tick...what made you who you are?" He answered:

"The motivation for who I am came as I stopped trying to make a living and started trying to make a difference. In any field, the more generous you can be...the greater your motivation to share...the more it comes back to you."

I think he is on to something or rather "uncovered" something, a God principle, much like what Jesus taught to his followers (us). Generosity breaks the back of greed every time. Generosity paves the way to satisfaction in what you have and keeps you from gazing endlessly at what you lack. Generosity breeds gratefulness. Generosity is a powerful thing both for the giver and the recipient!

Luke 6:38 (New International Version)

38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

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