40 Thoughts at 40 by @willmancini

40 Thoughts at 40 by Will Mancini (@willmancini)

1. Clarity isn’t everything, but it changes everything.
2. Jesus was totally clear about His origin, His mission, and His destiny.
3. In the first half of your life, the opportunity of every situation is found more in what you learn than in what you give.
4. The rest of your life will be in the future, so prepare for it now.
5. The most important question I have ever discovered is, “What is God up to?”
6. Imagination is more important than knowledge – Einstein
7. My personal calling is to serve God and others by helping people “apply essence”.
8. The height of your clarity is related to the depth of your humility.
9. Because God’s creative genius is endless, our genius is the ability to scrutinize the obvious.
10. Clarity brings fresh meaning to the familiar.
11. What you CAN do for God is a distraction to what you MUST do for God.
12. You can’t be anything u want to be, but u can be everything God wants u to be – Max Lucado.
13. If you are copying someone’s else’s vision, than who will accomplish yours?
14. “We were meant to live for so much more…maybe we’ve been living with our eyes half open” – Switchfoot
15. Two things bring clarity- scarcity and courage to think.
16. People are addicted to product, but process provides the meaning.
17. Most people don’t like to think.
18. I wouldn’t give a fig for simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my life for simplicity on the other side. – O.W. Holmes
19. The clearer I become, the more work, service and play become one.
20. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication – DaVinci
21. My family mission is to build the central circle of love for guiding each generation to courageously follow Christ.
22. All greatness is unconscious, or it is little and nought – Thomas Carlyle
23. What’s new is not always what’s best.
24. Our mission is to navigate leaders through growth challenges with vision and clarity.
25. The safe assumption today is that no two congregations are alike – Lyle Schaller
26. Clarity is the preoccupation of the effective leader; if you do nothing else, be clear – Marcus Buckingham
27. State your vision framework before you frame your vision statement.
28. All vision is a solution to a prior problem. And if people don’t feel the problem they won’t catch the vision.
29. If we are to paint a picture of the future, we must remember, “There is no art without intention”.
30. If you have formal plans but no vision, then unpredictable changes will make you feel like the sky is falling – H. Mintzberg
31. Focus expands.
32. Success assaults clarity.
33. New levels bring new devils.
34. Successful church leaders: You are only 100 people away from diluting & polluting the clarity that got you there.
35. It’s easier to say no with a deeper yes burning inside – S. Covey
36. In ministry today, less is more. Programs don’t attract people, people attract people.
37. The church of God does not have a mission, the mission of God has a church – Reggie McNeal
38. If at first the idea is not absurd, there is probably no hope for it – Einstein
39. The only way to change culture is to create more of it…creativity is the only viable source of change – Andy Crouch
40. Profound knowledge comes from the outside – Deming (Who is your strategic outsider?)

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2 Responses to “40 Thoughts at 40 by @willmancini”
  1. Temndoose says:

    It looks like you are a real specialist. Did ya study about the subject? haha..

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