Successful church leaders naturally think differently than the majority of church leaders. It’s one of the things that set them apart. The good news is you can learn to think just like them.
#1 They think about who they’re trying to Reach instead of who they’re trying to Keep
Another way to say this is that they’re consumed with the mission that Jesus gave the church. To reach the nations. They make decisions based on who they are trying to reach not who they’re trying to keep.
#2 They think about Solutions instead of Problems
They don’t focus on problems and everything that could or does go wrong. Instead they focus on solutions and figuring things out. You could even say they’re optimistic in their thinking (either by nature or by choice).
#3 They’re Strategic Thinkers
They’re not just satisfied with having a clear picture of the future (vision), they want to act on it and build a roadmap to get there (strategy). They plan their work and work their plan. Consequently, their preparation allows them to be flexible when new opportunity arrives or they meet unforeseen roadblocks.
#4 They Involve the Team
They’re not obsessed with coming up with the best idea. They’d rather be able to execute the best idea than get credit for it. They know the team outperforms the individual, so they involve their team in great thinking.
#5 They Don’t Dwell on Failure
It’s not that they completely ignore failure; they don’t. They learn from failure. It’s just that they don’t dwell on it. They pivot away from what didn’t work and move on quickly to the next thing.
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