Why is reaching all of your goals a problem? Because…

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
—Michelangelo Buonarotti

I believe that all of us have an autopilot mode. On autopilot, we just stay the course. We do what seems to keep us alive, and little else. It’s mediocre. It’s adventureless.

But it’s safe.

And then there is the mode in which we kick ourselves out of autopilot and steer the ship ourselves. I’m not talking about being in control. I’m talking about going somewhere intentionally rather than drifting.

Right now, I’m leading a church that we planted five years ago. We’ve grown from two families to a congregation of 400-ish attenders.

So right now, I’m seeking coaching and advice from leaders who have been faithful in leadership roles in churches with 800 people coming.

Trust me, it’s not about the numbers themselves. It’s about needing to grow and expand my own leadership capabilities if we’re going to continue to connect more people.

If you’re reaching all of your goals, they’re too small. If you’re reaching none of your goals, you need to be more realistic. But I think more of us have the former problem.

So right now, think about your life and work. What goals do you have for your physical health? Your financial health? Your family and relational health? Your online business?

And what step do you need to take next to move toward reaching them?


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