Tag: Goals

Wins are Better than Goals

Goals are important. Goals are critical. But wins are better. Without wins, you are less likely to achieve your goals. For instance, let’s say the sports team you play for has a goal of winning the national championship. What is necessary to achieve this goal? Winning every game. It’s multiple, incremental wins that lead to achieving goals. Without wins, goals don’t happen.

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Defining Success

On Monday I wrote about a leadership lesson I learned from growing grass. I shared how I failed early in growing new native Texas grass (on the first attempt) because I didn’t know what success looked like.

Honestly, I believe that many of us in ministry wouldn’t know success if it smacked us in the face. Don’t get offended, for most of my years in ministry, I didn’t really know what it looked like either. There’s a great chapter in the book I helped write last year about measuring success and I believe that it speaks to this very issue. You can get The Eric Trap here.

I think that most of the time, we dive into a program, an event or some other activity without asking ourselves the questions, “what does success look like? Is success measurable? Will we measure it? Will we celebrate it?”

No, we usually just jump in and do stuff. We “feel” that we’re successful if we have a certain number of people attend or we raise a certain amount of money or some other highly tangible goal. However, I’ve found that many of these “feel good” indicators probably don’t address the things that are WORTH measuring.

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New mountains on my horizon!

The title isn’t figurative, it’s quite literal. Two years ago Sara and I attempted to climb Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs along the Crags route. Only about 700 feet from the summit, we had to turn back due to near...

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What a loser!

If you follow me on twitter of facebook, you’ve seen my pathetic whining these last few weeks. Whining about being hungry and tired and ready for this competition to be over. Well, it is now and I lost. Kinda. Back in...

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Why I blog so much

In recent months I’ve had a handful of people ask me why I blog as much as I do. Actually, more people ask how I blog as much as I do. The average Children’s Ministry blogger pushes out 2-5 posts a week where I push...

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