You told your staff, or even your kids, what you wanted them to do.
You told them WHAT you wanted to happen, HOW you wanted them to do it, WHEN you wanted it done by – and then you went on your busy way to accomplish the things that they aren’t yet able to.
The answer is in the explanation.
We so often take for granted that people understand what we’re thinking. And even beyond that, we actually think that WE know what we’re thinking. Huh? Yep! We often leap before we look and launch off into our future without fully planning the route to get there.
Now that’s a great question!
Are you like me???? Have you ever given someone what you thought to be clear and concise direction and they asked a half-dozen FANTASTIC questions about it? Information that you really should have given them to begin with? And what’s worse, you have to think to come up with the answer because you now realize on the spot that you hadn’t thought that part through?
God is in the details.
We’re building and renovating our new church property. We had DETAILED architectural plans before we ever broke ground. Those plans change almost weekly. As I walk through and details slipped past me or as things take shape and we think there is a better way than what is beginning to emerge – we change. But we could have NEVER started the process, gotten buy-in, developed a timeline, counted the cost or allocated resources without the months of planning.
Now it’s your turn.
In goal setting, we reach for the stars. In planning, we try to figure out how to get there. Write down everything you can think about to reach your goals in life. A place to start might be… Will you need to research? Where? For how long? Alone? Should you reach out? To whom?
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