Once a month I go to a lunch with a group of youth ministers. I seldom miss, and it is one of my favorite regular meetings of a given month.
Honestly, I am probably a little abnormally committed to this lunch. Why? Because I love spending time with sharp youth ministers who are doing things well.
In fact, I would argue I am a better minister because of the time I spend with other ministers–they sharpen me and inspire me.
Today’s learning is pretty straightforward: surround yourself with people who make you better.
If I want to lose weight and get in shape, then it helps to have friends who are either on the journey with me, or who are further along the journey than I am.
If I want to become a better leader, then I surround myself with people who understand leadership and are growing everyday.
More recently, some of the people with whom I’ve surrounded myself have inspired me to become a more consistent reader (something I currently struggle at maintaining).
So, what about you? Where do you want to grow? Who can you find to spend time with that will make you better? How can you create opportunities for that time?
Take a leap today and see what happens!