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When I think I have a great idea I do the same thing every time – I sleep on it!
If you read this blog regularly, surely you have learned that I’m a risk-taker by nature. I love to encourage big dreams and I want to be a catalyst for idea generation and innovative thought. I’ve been a church planter and a church revitalizer. Talk about risk.
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In spite of that tendency in me to act quickly, I have learned one principle of leadership by personal experience. This is one of those wisdom learned by mistake kind of things, so please listen closely.
When you get the next great idea don’t act on it immediately – even as great an idea as it may be.
Sleep on it!
I realize that seems to contradict some of what you have been taught. If you don’t act immediately, someone else will steal your idea. Plus, there is an opportunity cost at stake. If you don’t act immediately, you may lose valuable momentum.
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