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Category: Quotes (page 1 of 10)

trust“The idea that you can trust Christ and not intend to obey him is an illusion…. In fact, you can no more trust Jesus and not intend to obey him than you could trust your doctor or your auto mechanic and not intend to follow their advice. If you do not intend to follow their advice, you simply do not trust them.” Dallas Willard

You can see the rest of my quotebook right here.

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together“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb

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Simon Sinek on Curiosity

curiosity“Curiosity is essential for progress. Only when we look to worlds beyond our own can we really know if there’s room for improvement.” Simon Sinek

Further Reading:

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Simon Sinek on the Value of Experimentation

experimentation“The value of experimentation is not the trying. It’s the trying again after the experiment fails.” Simon Sinek

I don’t know about you, but I love this line from Simon Sinek.

I’ve said before that one of my proudest moments was when my prospective boss at Parkview was told “if you’re okay with a mad scientist…Mark will be a good hire.”

Let me say this to you. Sticking with the same design year after year guarantees you will not escape the gravitational pull of the status quo. Breaking free of the status quo requires experimentation and that means trying again when the experiment fails.

See also, 5 Ideas You Ought to Be Testing This Fall.

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dancing“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.”  Angela Monet (quoted in On the Verge by Alan Hirsch and Dave Ferguson)

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Quotebook: Bill Taylor on Imagination

imagination“How do you make sure that what you know doesn’t limit what you can imagine?” Bill Taylor, Simply Brilliant

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humility“Great team players lack excessive ego or concerns about status. They are quick to point out the contributions of others and slow to seek attention for their own. They share credit, emphasize team over self, and define success collectively rather than individually. It is no great surprise, then, that humility is the single greatest and most indispensable attribute of being a team player. Humility is the single greatest and most indispensable attribute of being a team player.” The Ideal Team Player

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doing what we can do“We should never let what we cannot do keep us from doing what we can do.” Intentional Living: Choosing a Life that Matters, p. 6

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uphill“Everything worthwhile is uphill. People have uphill hopes and downhill habits.” John Maxwell

Quotebook: Bill Hybels on Leadership Development Plans

emerging leaders“A leadership development plan has to address these three phases: Identifying emerging leaders. Investing in the development of emerging leaders. Entrusting responsibility to emerging leaders.” Courageous Leadership, Bill Hybels

The most important role of our Groups Team is to identify, recruit and develop high capacity leaders of leaders.

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