#1606 Areté +1° #169: Pleasing vs. Serving

Choose Wisely

Hi, this is Brian.

Welcome back to another Areté +1°, a micro-chapter from Areté: Activate Your Heroic Potential.

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In Crazy Good, Steve Chandler makes an incredibly powerful distinction between “serving” and “pleasing.”

Here’s how he puts it: “When I was a desperate, suicidal alcoholic and I came to your home and you made me a strong drink, you were pleasing me. If, instead, you took me to a Twelve-Step meeting you were serving me. There’s a big difference between pleasing and serving.”

Pleasing vs. Serving.

There’s a big difference between the two. Choose wisely.


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