the right guy? 1.30.12

by Aaron K.

From Evernote:

the right guy? 1.30.12

It is senseless to pay tuition to educate a fool,

since he has no heart for learning. (Proverbs 17:16 NLT)

Good people are hard to find…whether personally or professionally…talent is rare. Why is it such a rare commodity? The more I think about it the more I believe it is because it requires a special level of both talent and character. Talent in having great apititude for a certain a skill and character in having a strong drive matched with a endless desire to learn. Sadly, rather than complementing each other, they historically have more of an inverse relationship. As talent goes up, focus on learning diminishes for the more one "arrives," the more one feels they know everything. Once the spirit of teachablitity leaves, a ceiling is created forever capping ones advancement. Action. My sons, the greatest trait to look for in any man, especially in determining if he is the right man for a job, is identifying the strength of his desire to learn. It’s simple math, the stronger the drive and desire to learn…the higher the levels of advancement in all areas of life. Talent easily breaks under pressure and adversity, while the desire to learn is pure and intrinsic…providing unwaivering persistence in advancing through life’s difficulties. Desire in life to be this type of man.