Friday, July 25, 2008

Excellence vs. Mediocrity

One of the hats I wear is that of a school board member. We are in the midst of a new elementary building project.We are about at the place of ground breaking. We are dealing with figures in the 9 million dollar range. I am glad I do not need to know all the details on how to construct the building but I am expected to have a handle on the project. It all brings to mind a blog I wrote last year about wall building. Here is an excerpt:

"One of my favorite leadership teachers is John Maxwell. His insight into practical ways of doing hard tasks is refreshing. The walls of Jerusalem lay in shambles and Nehemiah was called on the rebuild them. Maxwell says, “Leaders don’t know everything, but they know enough to act.” Nehemiah’s intuition about this project gave him knowledge in the following areas:

How long the project would take
How to get there
What he would need to get the job done
Knowledge that God’s hand was on him

That kind of intuition is a gift from God. Today is a good day to listen to our intuition and see where it leads. Don’t forget to pray first. It will clear your mind of intuition blockers. God created you to operate at a higher level with insight from creator God. The Bible says we are wonderfully made. It would be a shame to settle for mediocrity."

Excellence is worth it.

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