The Power of Reflection (Part 2 of 4)

Success & FailureIn the first part of this four part series, I shared my equation on personal growth.

As I was reflecting on that equation, I was reminded of something I’d once heard: Failure is a few errors in judgment repeated every day.

If you go too long in life making these little errors and you don’t make time to stop, evaluate, reflect, adjust, fix and improve, then over time those few errors in judgment will be repeated often enough that you will fail. To stop this cycle, you need to make time to reflect.

When to Reflect

  • Weekly Sabbath – God gives us guidance here on this day to reflect. Look back over the previous six days and evaluate what went right and what went wrong.
  • Annual markers. Natural times throughout the year when you want to build in some reflection in your life. For example, your birthday and the start of the year are good markers.

Tune in next week when I share seven key areas of reflection.

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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 80 church growth resources and 15+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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