Success is essentially the fulfillment of a purpose or objective. In other words, if a thing does what it ought to do, then the thing is deemed successful. Therefore, if our chase for success is wrong, then our pursuit for purpose will be also.
Meetings are a place for communicating vision, assigning and assessing action items, creating plans, and improving processes. It goes without saying that meetings are an irreplaceable part of your ministry's success; however, they can also be very unproductive, draining, and void of purpose.
In that moment, I had to honestly ask myself, “Exactly, what is HONESTLY AND TRULY REALLY stopping me from continuing my study?” In other words, if I said, “no matter what, I’m going to keep on studying”, what force would actually stop me?
So, how do we make them happen? Well, the answer is activity and productivity. Work productivity is (for some) a struggle that requires consistent attention. It demands honesty, accountability, and humility.
Kevin D. Jones, Sr.