Looking for a way to have it all? Whether we’re talking about ministry or life, many people look for opportunities to have it all or to do everything. Wise leaders, essentialists, understand that “strategy is about making trade-offs.” See also, Could This Strategic Misstep Be Limiting Your Ministry Impact?
I loved these lines from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less:
“It’s easy to see why it’s tempting to deny the reality of trade-offs. After all, by definition, a trade-off involves two things we want. Do you want more pay or more vacation time?…A Nonessentialist approaches every trade-off by asking, “How can I do both?” Essentialists ask the tougher but ultimately more liberating question, “Which problem do I want? (Pg. 55, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less)”