The Playground Pathway to Grownup Greatness

by Andy Wood on September 18, 2015

in 100 Words, Exploring the Possibilities, Five LV Laws, Insight, Life Currency, LV Cycle, Principle of Legacy

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“What I’m about to tell you is true. You need to change and become like little children. If you don’t, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Anyone who takes the humble position of this child is the most important in the kingdom of heaven. Anyone who welcomes a little child like this one in my name welcomes me” (Matthew 18:3-5, NIRV).

What started as an argument over greatness ended in one brief demonstration.

The greatest, Jesus said, was the one who humbled himself as a little child.

What’s the difference between that and typical adulthood?

Children are honest.

They’re simple…

Direct…

Trusting.

They dream and imagine, but know how to play and delight in the moment.

They know when they’re pretending, and how to ask for help.

And when they do ask for help, they’re more interested in getting help than they are in looking good.

Ambition, self-importance, self-deception, and image management… that’s the stuff of grownups.

Greatness flourishes in humility.

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Yeo KH September 20, 2015 at 5:09 am

Indeed, overtime, I have lost the laughters over the insignificant thought or event, just like a child! I don’t feel funny or like laughing in conversations on matters out of context, which is not related to my work or perfession. Work performance and measurement of efforts have become the prime of my life success, others life activity and relation are no longer important. Thank you for reminding me, laughters are gift from God too.

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