It's rare that someone tells you to exercise your mind. When I hear the word exercise I'm thinking about pounding the pavement in my asics or bench pressing 180 (it's a joke people, I can only bench 120). The sarcasm is flowing freely this morning as I write but it may just be a defense mechanism for something I know I should do. Think.
Who has time to think anymore? Who schedules time in their day to think? It's my method of operation to go from one thing to another, aways moving always tasking, always doing.
A few weeks ago I had the chance to be at a Jeffery Gitomer event. I really like this guy. He's honest and he's got some good things to impart to us--even if we're not in the business world as he knows it.
He said one thing that has been echoing in my mind, "schedule time to think". I'm going to try to do this every day. Scheduled think time.
As a youth pastor, one of my greatest issues is procastination masked in the pretty and sometimes impressive form of discussion. I'm always discussing and talking--which is good--when you do something with it. My lack in motivation to move the discussion to "do-time" comes in having time to process and plan.
Think time it is. Right now. I'm turning away from the computer screen and thinking. Dreaming. Looking for insights on the backside of things. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Labels: Jeffery Gitomer, reflection, youth leaders, youth ministry, youth work