DEAR STARTER: OF MISTAKES AND GROWTH, THE PENCHANT FOR PERFECTION, DISCIPLES AND OXES….
Perfection is good… I am of that sort. In fact you can almost put “nist ” in front of it and it will describe me. But the more you grow in management as a leader, the quicker you realize that for there to be growth, You have to be willing to accommodate some errors
What do I mean? When a leader says things like… there is zero margin for error in this church…WHAT HE IS SAYING INADVERTENTLY IS THAT THERE IS no room for growth in this organization basically….When you don’t give room for certain mistakes to be made in execution ,it means you are not allowing new people try that thing. When new people come on board… they will make mistakes surely and enlarge the margin for errors but it’s in them making those mistakes that they develop just like you did too.
Someone was willing to accommodate your excesses before you became who you are today.
Where errors are not allowed… new leaders will not be built. Mistakes in a system means there are some rookies learning there.
Before we gave birth… our house was always super duper 24 hours and 7 days a week in place. I can leave something on a chair and be sure it will be there in one piece as kids began to come… I couldn’t boast of that again. We clean the house multiple times in order to have some similitude of order.
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean:
but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
The out of order we see in our house sometimes is indicative that someone new and young has come into the system…. our children that is.
Be willing to allow someone else try that thing not just the best hands you have. Let someone else do it. In so doing, you would have developed more people capable of doing that thing and deliver yourself from the bondage of one expert.
REMEMBER, YOU ARE NOT RUNNING A MUSEUM WHERE PERFECTION IS EXPECTED ALWAYS…YOU ARE RUNNING A DISCIPLESHIP CENTER WHERE PEOPLE ARE BEING TRAINED.
What kind of school gets angry that students are not getting 100% percent always in all courses. They are there to learn and they will make mistakes and fail some courses or miss out on some questions.
Mistakes can mean there is growth within the system. Are you allowing errors… are you developing new leaders.
“WE NEVER MAKE MISTAKES IN OUR CHURCH” that’s not the kind of brag a pastor should engage in….” OUR PEOPLE ARE CONSTANTLY GROWING “ is the kind of thing to rejoice about as you instill the culture of excellence in your members.
I hope this helps you.
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