Are you still learning? That’s a big question because most of our immediate answer would be a resounding YES!
But are we really?
I want to share with you the why of deliberate learning and hopefully jump off your battery towards more strategic learning.
I want to thank Craig Finnestad for his book From the Waters Edge. You can pick up a copy here.
Never Stop Learning
Let’s get into the nitty gritty.
What happens when we quit exercising something?
I learned this month. I started lifting weights with a coach using the starting strength method. The first day was absolutely terrifying. My legs were shaking, I couldn’t do the final lift because of mobility issues, and my coach was scared for me to go home on my motorcycle.
At best, I hadn’t used those muscles in a specific way in 20 years. Most likely, I had never actually used them before. But since then, I have become significantly stronger, more mobile and agile and now look forward to my 3 weekly sessions.
When we quit learning, we quit growing. When we quit growing, we will atrophy and our ability to do anything remotely strenuous will die.
One of the most dangerous things you can do in ministry is to stop learning. It will stop your personal growth, your leadership potential, and your church. Much of reading is simply brain massaging, making it work to its top capacity.
I want to share with you 5 places we can use to enhance our learning, but taking it in a totally different way.
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