What do they have to do with each other?
Everything. The first word in virtuoso is virtue. Morality. Holding oneself to a higher standard. If you’ve made the choice, as I advocate in my presentations, to become a Life Virtuoso, sooner or later you will have to make moral choices, draw some lines in the sand. More importantly, you will have to take intentional action on those choices.
I’m not trying to preach, here, but I will state an opinion. There is NO WAY murdering innocent people is godly, or a high moral choice. The radical islamics who perpetrated this evil at some point in their lives chose to be lesser humans, to live to a lower standard. Someone, or some wrong philosophy told them that was ok. It is not.
Choosing a higher moral standard and clarity about that moral choice is a foundational trait of Life Virtuosos. Taking action is the responsibility of that choice. Surrounding yourself with people who reinforce and support your choice and actions is imperative.
Edmund Burke famously wrote, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
Don’t do nothing! The fact is, as the Virtuoso Community, you are more capable than most, you hold yourself to a higher standard, and quite frankly the world needs what you can do. So, try this…
Your action for the week… Sit down in a comfortable chair, pour your favorite fall beverage and answer these questions:
* What’s really most important to you?
* What bothers you most about the world? This is sometimes referred to as your “Holy Discontent.” (Bill Hybels)
* What are you going to do about it? Make a plan
PS My daughter, Seneca (the one who co-wrote my “A Nerd Like Me” Taylor Swift parody), is doing something amazing. She’s 14, and since we moved to Las Vegas she has had a special heart for our many homeless people. (I don’t think I could spell homeless at 14). At Verve (http://www.vivalaverve.org) serving the homeless is a bi-weekly thing for us. While serving this past Saturday Seneca was overwhelmed with compassion and decided she wants to create at least 250 “Hygiene Packs” to hand out for the holidays, containing socks, water bottle, toothbrush/toothpaste, (tampons/pads for women), chapstick, etc – things they really need. Her goal is to raise $2,000+.
If you’d like to help Seneca serve the homeless this Christmas season go to: https://www.gofundme.com/loveLasVegas. Thank you so much!