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What Have You Earned?

 The late David Torrence (9), 2012 Olympic Trials, Men's 1500m Prelim | photo ©  kevmofoto.com

The late David Torrence (9), 2012 Olympic Trials, Men's 1500m Prelim | photo © kevmofoto.com

When presented with a new opportunity, many will first ask, "What do I get?"

Instead, the more generous and impactful approach is to ask, "What have I earned the privilege to contribute?"

The return for your labor and services needn't be strictly monetary. Most economic goods are eventually discarded.  Experiences and relationships, while intangible, are priceless and aren't abandoned with the same thoughtlessness as commodities.  

Many coaches, teachers and servant leaders elect to value people, connection, and participation above the dollar.

By championing a currency of connection they've answer the followed question posed to all modern persons — 

"Is the point of civilization to advance capitalism or is the point of capitalism to advance civilization?"

 

Thanks for reading. I'm glad you're here. // jm 

Jonathan Marcus