Start Dropping the Ball: “Supersize me.” – Your Goals

Goals

 

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Have you ever read a leadership book that told you to start doing things badly?

Jon notes in this week’s reading the importance of “bombing” things. Often times, we overestimate our ability to take things on and do them really well. Perfectionism makes us believe we can do everything perfectly. Reality, however, reminds us that we absolutely cannot.

Perfectionism makes us believe we can do everything perfectly. Reality, however, reminds us that we absolutely cannot. Click To Tweet

But before he talked about dropping the ball on some things, he highlights something very practical and important: Cutting your goals in half. (more…)

Ministry Monday: The Generosity Gene Part 3 – Scarcity Mentality

scarcity mentality

 

Imagine with me for a second that you’re standing in front of a buffet table full of your favorite foods. As you look over the table, you realize that there’s no way you could eat it all yourself and you’re in no rush to try. Now imagine that the room is suddenly full of other people. They’re all looking at the food and beginning to make their plates. You know that there’s more than enough food to go around, but you still feel a sense of urgency to get some for yourself. Even though you aren’t hungry, you’re piling your plate high with as much food as possible; maybe you’re even annoyed with the other people in the room. All of a sudden, instead of being excited about the food itself, you’re only concerned with making sure that there is enough for you. A moment of blessing has quickly turned into fear that you won’t have enough. (more…)

Crushing Perfection: The One Thing That’s Keeping You From Success…

Crushing Perfection

 

This post is a part of our New Year’s Book Club! If you haven’t already, check out our introduction post to learn more about book club and download our free resources! You can purchase the book here.

Perfection.

It’s the thing that keeps us up at night. It’s the thing that keeps us from completing the things we want to.

The Introduction and Chapter 1 of Finish: Giving Yourself the Gift of Done help us define the biggest obstacle on our road to completing our goals: Perfectionism.

“When it stopped being perfect, I stopped, too.” (pg. 9)

Does that sound familiar?

In Chapter 1 specifically, Jon talks about “the day after perfect.” It’s the idea that once we miss one day of nailing our goals, we simply give up on the goal altogether. In our minds, we know perfection is impossible to achieve … so why do our slip-ups discourage us so much?

I hope your readings for the week created a new level of self-awareness when it comes to struggling to achieve perfection. If you didn’t have time to read this week, that’s okay! Here are some of the big takeaways: (more…)

Ministry Monday: The Generosity Gene Part 2 – Vision Casting

Vision Casting

 

Leaders spend a great deal of time talking about vision. We understand the importance of having a clear direction; we set aside time to focus solely on the development of our vision. Every strategy and program that we implement is designed to help our vision come to life. We also understand that for a vision to come to pass, the people around us have to buy in. A vision without buy in is just an idea. When your people buy into the vision of your church or organization, they are willing to go to the mat to see it come to pass. They give of their time, their energy, and their resources. People are generous when they believe in what they are giving to. (more…)