“JUST DO IT!” This is the motivation of Sir Richard Branson. “It’s never a bad thing to have a dream,” he says. “If something is really what you want to do, just do it. Whatever your goal.”
Great but also unnerving advice! Great because it means progress. unnerving because all progress and obstacle-overcoming initiatives require moving forward. Moving forward always has some element of risk and the unknown. These are elements we naturally want to skirt around and not jeopardize the status quo with.
Rationale, caution and over-analyzing are all good checks and balancing that prevent us from making foolish decisions. Yet they are also stumbling blocks that prevent us from moving forward. They key is finding the balance where neither of the 2 extremes are holding you and the ministry hostage.
“There are no rules. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over, and it’s because you fall over that you learn to save yourself from falling over.” This is another quote of Sir Richard’s.
The point is that we personally and as leaders of the children’s ministries need to keep on moving and changing. We cannot allow habit or fear to restrict progress. Let’s keep on moving forward and keep on learning and adjusting as we go.
The growth of the children’s ministry and the impact of our lives depend on this.
What is your big goal that you need to pursue? Just do it!