I’ve been writing a series on calling on my personal blog, so I invite you over. Click here. This week’s is on the work of a calling, so this post is a tie-in.
I keep rolling Ann Voskamp’s She Speaks message around in my mind. In one part of the talk, she began to talk about how we become successful, and she gave some wonderful stats. It turns out that a genius IQ or being a childhood prodigy is not a marker of becoming a life-time master of a subject or discipline. The main marker is hours of practice or work.
That comforts me for I’m neither a genius or a prodigy. I admit that I’ve listened to Beth Moore, Kay Arthur or many of the speakers on our team and thought, “Maybe I just don’t have IT.”
But since work turns out to be “IT”, I can do that. I may never achieve the same success as the world sees it, but if I join with God, I can become fully what He’s called me to be. What will that look like?
I believe it looks like continuous growth.
Growth requires goals and plans. (Just take a gander at Proverbs. It’s written all over.) So today I don’t want to hog the page. I’d love for you to share. What are your goals and plans for growth this year as a speaker? Leaving a comment and sharing will enter you into a contest for a free copy of Communicating for a Change!
I’ll start us off…My goal this year is to have my messages increasingly memorized. I’m planning to use a new method for my notes called brain mapping. (I promise I’ll share what I’m learning about brain mapping after I’ve actually tried it!)