“All hard work bring a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Proverbs 14:23
Last fall the opportunity presented itself to hang out with some of the wise folks at the home office of Chik fil A. Our entire leadership team was able to hang out for the day and glean a ton of great information. One of the pieces that isn’t necessarily original to them that has stuck with me was this basic process:
Simple formula or model of development process:
Read – 10% Gather new concepts, new content, new thoughts. Audio, seminars, reading. This is necessary precursor to set up the discussion and actions for growth.
Talk – 20% Engage in conversations with others about it. TWICE as powerful! Mentors, peer partners, friends you process life with. Managing time, dealing with conflict, etc. Who can we connect them with?
Do – 70% Practical areas to try this out, projects to put this to use. APPLYING is growth through practice. Set it up, debrief it – spine of it is practicing it. Faith without works is dead! Help team to live it out. Let students go on trips and EXPERIENCE it!
The application is pretty simple. We all love to talk. We meet to meet. We have meetings to discuss previous meetings. But sometimes we have to get stuff done. Proverbs even guarantees that hard work always brings results. Even if they aren’t the results you were shooting for you are better off than just talking. Talking has it’s place, we need to be wise and seek the counsel of others. But we also have to try it. Our parents taught us that. We teach that to our kids. So what have you been talking and talking and talking about that you need to shut up and acoomplish?