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Ask Dave

Staying Away From Temptation

How does a successful person resist temptation to do stupid stuff and stay humble?

QUESTION: Jimmy asks how to stay out of temptation and on God’s path after making a lot of money. Dave explains which people keep him humbled in his life.

ANSWER: I don’t make any claims to having stayed perfectly on God’s path. I mess up all the time. But in terms of not completely crashing and burning, it helps that I went broke. I’ve been through a crisis in my life when I went bankrupt, and that humbled me pretty well. I know I’m not invincible. I also have a tremendous amount of accountability in my life. I’ve got my wife, several folks inside my company, and the 12 guys in my Bible study group who are not afraid to call each other out when someone is messing up.