You are going to FAIL

fail28Let’s face it, we are all going to fail. But failure means you tried. I mean, you did TRY didn’t you?

I would much rather fail than never attempt.

Tony Morgan had some great thoughts on his blog called 10 Reasons Why You’re Probably Going To Fail. Click on the link to read the entire article.

This blog hit the bull’s eye for FAILing.

The two that spoke loudest to me were:

#1 It’s not your passion. If it doesn’t make your heart beat fast or cause your mind to race when you’re trying to sleep, you’re probably doing the wrong thing.

I find it nearly impossible to do mundane tasks unless I know WHY I’m doing them. I need to know that they are propelling me toward the ultimate win. I need to see everything, big task or small, connected to the main mission of our organization. If you tell me that crunching numbers on a budget spreadsheet helps us remain fiscally responsible which affords us the opportunity to spread more resources around to do more ministry that leads to developing disciples who follow Jesus Christ……then count me IN. I’ll be glad to crunch those numbers if it means more make it to heaven! (that’s something I can get passionate about.)

and

#8 You won’t build a team of friends. Anyone can hire from a resume. You need to find people you want to share life with. In the long run, great relationships will get you out of bed in the morning.

I really loved this one. I believe in TEAM. I believe that working together builds relationships  that can often be stronger than that of family. I’ve been carefully restructuring our organizational chart at church to reflect a much more team-centered approach to ministry. And I am excited about what 2010 holds for our group. A big part of that team will be future hires. It will be imperative when adding to our team that there be synergy and  a relational bond that develops quickly and deeply. Loners will likely not enjoy working on our team..we are a place of community and relationships.

Again, I encourage you to read Tony’s thoughts here.

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