Move beyond a high-school mindset

3 thoughts on “Move beyond a high-school mindset”

  1. on a paralell, but non-intersecting thought process I talked about the changing dynamics of specialization and accessibility vs. traditional heavy handed education: http://strangeculture.blogspot.com/2007/06/accessibility-and-eduction.html

    I think when it comes to service in the body of Christ (or even in careers) it is a challenge for many people to even know in the first place where they should be spending 80% of their time. How will you know where you’re gifted and best used if you don’t have the opportunity to be involved in ministry on a more complete level first. Perhaps you expirement with a variety of ministries (or jobs, etc.) until you and others can begin to identify skills.

    “Maybe doing everything works for high school, but it doesn’t work for the rest of life.”

    I agree, BUT I think sometimes we have to be patient and expirement in finding where we fit best, which sometimes means doing everything at first, and having the freedom to step back and bail out when we realize it’s not for us.

  2. After reading “Now, Discover Your Strengths” by Marcus Buckingham, I have wholeheartedly embraced this philosophy. I have spent way too much time trying to better my weaknesses than improving my strengths. I sticking with my strengths now.

  3. @RC – You’re completely right, sometimes that process takes time. I’m still learning. But we also need to feel freed to focus on those things we’re best at once we find them.

    @John – That’s actually a book I’m still wanting to read. I’ve read First, Break All the Rules, but haven’t had a chance to read the second one. I’m looking forward to taking their StrengthsFinder test…

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