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What Matters Most

September 17, 2007

Last night, I felt the overwhelming feeling that one gets when finishing a book.  The euphoria came over me when concluding the 96 page odyssey What Matters Most: When NO is better than YES

I was motivated to pick this book up after I seeing how small it was.  Reading this was a gimme.  Doug Field’s, known for Purpose Driven Youth Ministry and Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry, comes with it again in this venture. 

Fields writes in a conversational manner that makes pages for the flipping.  WMM, is an honest look at the profession of youth ministry.  I don’t know if it’s going to be on our list for the next Practitioners retreat, but I definately recommend it to every youth minister.  

Every time we say “yes” to something, even in ministry, we end up saying “no” to other things.  Many times we end up saying “no” to the things that matter most. 

1. Identify what matters most.

2. Ask yourself what things you are currently doing that are keeping you from what matters most.

3. Ask yourself what is the worst that could happen if you say “no” to opportunities in order to focus on what matters most. 

Any thoughts???

-fred-

 

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Joel permalink
    September 18, 2007 3:23 pm

    That does sound great. I like the recommendation for the book. Those are like the same principles that the Franklin Planner Company uses and it’s just good business, but if you don’t work real hard at it in your life the most pressing things will take over.

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