Uncertainty and disruption characterize our lives.
As stated above, Collins found 3 traits shared by 10Xers:
1) Fanatic Discipline: 10Xers align their goals and methods toward the ultimate goal of whichever endeavour they are seeking to accomplish.
2) Empirical Creativity: 10Xers are not one for conventional wisdom. Rather they root their ideas and action on direct engagement with people.
3) Productive Paranoia: 10Xers never settle ... even when things are running smoothly. They channel their fear/worry into action by establishing contingency plans just in case things go awry.
Level 5 Ambition
All three of the above traits are wrapped up in what Collins calls, Level 5 Ambition. Level 5 Ambition is the passion for a cause larger than yourself, infused with the will to do whatever it takes to make good on that cause. Passion and ambition for something larger than just yourself is the main driving force for the 10Xer.
You can see this type of attitude in all great leaders, whether it be the Apostle Paul or Steve Jobs. This is why so many of us love to follow great men and women that believe in something larger and more enduring than just themselves. Think about it, ambition and ego to solely serve a person makes us all want to heave but when ambition and ego are used for a purpose that transcends self ... it is inspiring
--What camp are you in?
Have you found something greater than just yourself to live for?
Jesus said, "Don't store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal (Matthew 6:19) rather store up your treasure in heaven."