Wrestling with a puzzle, a project or a problem, the likeliest reason to give up is the belief that it can’t be done. What’s the point of persevering if it’s actually impossible to succeed?
- Seth Godin
I’ve only had two friends (that I know about) who’ve looked me in the eye and told me lies. Both of them were trying to cover up mistakes. I certainly had grace for their mistakes, but I’ve wondered looking back if I didn’t have grace for their lies.
- Donald Miller
At Saddleback, we are neck-deep in trying to address the issue(s) of faith abandonment, sticky faith, retention of our college graduates, helping parents disciple their children etc. The process has probably served to raise more questions in my mind than answers, which I think is a good thing. I’ve listed some of the stuff that I’ve wondered, and would LOVE to have you pick one or two and share your thoughts in the comment section:
- Kurt Johnston
One of the most frequently repeated pieces of advice for presenters is to “Tell ‘em what you’re gonna tell ‘em, tell ‘em, and then tell ‘em what you’ve told ‘em.” In fact, I offer the same advice in my own coaching practice and writing. The intent is to impose and maintain a clear narrative flow in presentations and speeches; and the reason it is repeated so often is that most presenters and speakers, who regularly crank out long, rambling, pointless patchwork pitches, desperately need reminding. The Triple “Tell ‘em” is one solution.
- Jerry Weissman, Harvard Business Review
The Trayvon Martin case made me think about my own neighborhood. My home office window looks out onto my block. Each day I look out my window and see Trayvon Martin walk by on his way to the store.
- Adam McLane
I don’t hate Google Analytics. I think it’s a great tool. It’s an amazing way for you to measure blog traffic. But it’s a horrible way for you to measure self-esteem.
- Jon Acuff
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