When I started this blog four years ago, I had years and years of thoughts stored up, so writing was pretty easy. Now, many of my thoughts are real time reflections on what’s happening around me.
That’s why on Thursday, after writing about the secret super power, I chuckled to myself when I heard John Maxwell say the following: “Experience isn’t the best teacher. Evaluated experience is the best teacher.”
This is true all around us.
I’m a better communicator when I evaluate my teaching.
I’m a better parent when I evaluate my parenting.
I’m a better event planner when I evaluate the events I planned.
I’m a better leader when I evaluate my leadership.
I started writing this blog four years ago because I believe the youth ministry world needs adults who are investing in student leaders, and raising up student leaders can be simpler than we think.
I keep writing this blog because not only do I believe in the power and potential of student leaders, but because I believe everyone around us benefits as we grow from leadership.
So, here’s my question for you today: what experience are you evaluating? How are you growing?
Fill in the blanks for you: I’m a better _________________ when I evaluate ______________.
Ready. Set. Grow.