God bless, Tim Ferriss!

One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion.
-Tim Ferriss

My apologies to the Ferris family.  I have no idea who Tim is.  Yes, everyone Googles unknown people they quote on their blog.  No, I didn’t.  He’s probably very famous.  I’m, obviously, uncultured.

I came across his famous quote today.  It’s a thought I have often.

I’ve been teaching Sunday school classes, Bible studies, confirmation classes and workshops for a while now.  And I preach occasionally.  There is no way I could ever take credit for everything that climbs its way out of my voice box.

A group of teachers once assured me that it’s not stealing.  It’s good teaching.

Besides, the idea is important, but it often needs legs to move.  That’s where people like me come in.  Yes, I get ideas every bluest moon.  My skill, however, is scaling a score of ideas into one piece for someone to take away.  Are you kidding?  I’m a Jesus preacher.  What can I say about him that hasn’t already been said in 2 millennia?

Study, learn, borrow and learn some more from as many people as you can.  Then shake what your study gave you to form something based on your passion, energy and personality.  Make everything other’s ideas give you your own.

Stay blessed…john

Oh, and God bless, Tim Ferriss!

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