“Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
Those words are found in the 12th chapter of Luke in the Bible. While spoken nearly 2,000 years ago, they still apply today.
As leaders we need to be reminded of those words often. By nature we are pressing, striving, and pushing. But if we are not careful, we can become greedy.
When is it ever enough? As Americans, we make up 5% of the world’s population, but we own one-third of the world’s resources. We love stuff!
Stuff is a trap. It lures us in, promising to make us happy, yet never delivers on the promise.
When we get one of what we want, we immediately want two, or even three. Striving for stuff never ends.
If you spend more time thinking about stuff than you do about people, you have been duped.
Make a commitment to change your focus this week and watch what happens.
But “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.