Pastor, philanthropist and author Rick Warren reflects on how the success of his book The Purpose-Driven Life triggered his own crisis of purpose. What should he do with this unanticipated wealth and attention? Warren uses his own story to explain the central tenet of his teaching: that the antidote to spiritual emptiness is recognizing what we have been given — wealth, creativity, talent — and using those gifts to make the world a better place.

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  1. Be Good and Do Good….hmmmmm very strong words of influence. I would add: Be Good at what you do. 🙂
    But what are you doing? and what is the purpose of doing what you’re doing? are also important questions. Is it for the salary? or is it truly what makes you happy? Aha! there is where he gets in to the purpose. Making the world a better place and in doing so, teach others to do the same. It all begins with “us” so technically, it isn’t about “you” it’s about “us” and who “we” are and what “we” do that “we” feel would make the world a better place. Great talk.

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  2. Thanks for sharing that video Frederick.

    Some great stuff in there like:
    “You’re Not A Duck” 🙂
    “Everytime I give, it breaks the grip of materialism in my live”
    “The good life is not about looking good, feeling good or having the goods; it’s about being good and doing good.

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