Men of Iron Podcast

Growth Required| EP. 111

Aim for purpose, not success.” // Chad Zueck

On EP. 111 Chad is back on the pod as he talks about the growth required to be a good man. We take a look at the high-paid professional vs. the amateur. The amateur is someone who loves what they do, they do not rest on past accolades or achievements. Men, we must be amateurs at heart and mind and love what we do as men. Let’s earn the title of “Good Man” every single day. If you want to be a good man, there is always growth required.

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  • The sports world today is filled with trades, acquisitions, and major money contracts
  • All world wide receiver Tyreek Hill just signed a record breaking contract with the Miami Dolphins
  • Will Tyreek put his career in cruise control now that he got paid?
  • Being a high-paid professional can be synonymous with a coasting athlete
  • Is the other side of the scenario any better? Being an amateur?
  • You may be surprised to find out that amateur does not mean unprofessional.
  • The French word “amateur” is someone who loves what they do.
  • An amateur can have a love for grilling, playing basketball, writing, learning, training, etc.
  • How does this translate to manhood?
  • Take the posture of an amateur – “I am not going to rest on what I’ve done, I’m not going to rest on my achievements. I want to embrace what I am doing as a man. I want to love what I’m doing that’s helping me to become a better man.”
  • We are all prone to be hypocritical and compare ourselves to other men
  • These comparisons keep us from reaching our full potential
  • “Aim for purpose not success.” // Chad Zeuck
  • Be an amateur at heart and mind and love what you do as a man. Don’t rest on past accomplishments.
  • “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” // Philippians 2:3-4 
  • Strive for excellence, not perfection
  • “I want to earn the title of ‘Good Man’ every day.” // Chad Zeuck
  • You need both conviction and courage to grow into being a good man
  • If you want to be a good man, there is always growth required