The Friday Read #1: How Will You Measure Your Life?

Clayton M. Christensen over at the Harvard Business Review muses on life, purpose and defining the right long term metric for measuring success:

I’ve concluded that the metric by which God will assess my life isn’t dollars but the individual people whose lives I’ve touched. Don’t worry about the level of individual prominence you have achieved; worry about the individuals you have helped become better people. This is my final recommendation: Think about the metric by which your life will be judged, and make a resolution to live every day so that in the end, your life will be judged a success.

Full text here.

3 thoughts on “The Friday Read #1: How Will You Measure Your Life?

  1. That is so really important. The lives we touch, the people we impact in a positive manner, which is why having a good attitude is more important than being religious.

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  2. I like this. The sum of a life's success is based on the metric that the specified individual sets. Some people don't consider success to be what others think it is. I personally define success in life as fulfilling the purpose I was created by God to fulfill, which ultimately involves bringing Him glory.

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  3. this only his second song I've heard (the other being "the motions" which got me through some tough times) and he's definately going on my playlist. thx

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