The Easiest Way To Be Disappointed In Yourself And Your Ministry

Kevin Jennings, the Director of Platform Marketing for TheReThink Group, shared some inspiring thoughts about how we view success on the Orange Leaders blog.

 

Why You Need A Bigger Story, Not A Better Picture

What did you want to be when you grew up? When I was five-years-old, I wanted to be a basketball player, a doctor, and an astronaut. Today, I’m proud to tell you that I’m none of those things. I’m proud because I later had opportunities to encounter my true calling: Using marketing to help others live their dreams.

How many of us can say our lives have turned out as we planned? I’m willing to guess that it’s less than one percent of us. In fact, it doesn’t typically take very long for our childhood plans to fall apart.

As kids, most of us daydream about the life we’d like to live, but reality sets in as life progresses. Marriages fall apart, loved ones die, bad habits linger, and children make questionable decisions, which lead us to accept that our lives will never meet the standards we envisioned for ourselves.

Read the rest of the post at Orange Leaders.

 

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