I know, I know it’s been a long time since I posted. But I have been kinda busy with this: www.cityofgod.co. To add insult to injury I am actually just reposting a Seth Godin insight. Hey! It’s that good. Especially in an era of waffling, grey lines, blurred perspectives, and overt tolerance he raises a great point. You will not make it very far if you don’t own it. Owning it has to do with accepting full responsibility for something. When you don’t own something you don’t get disappointed when it doesn’t work or it fails. And it seems in this world, disappointment is a far greater fear than not getting what you want.
In other words, not getting what you want is far safer than trying and crashing and burning in front of people. When you don’t own something you can just cast it off and say, “Well it wasn’t mine to begin with. I don’t really care.” I think that’s the root issue: APATHY.
Jesus has called us to be stewards, which is His way of saying, “Own it until I get back. Take your talents and give Me a return. Use them like you own them and when I come back, if you have been faithful with them I will give them to you. If you don’t own it, I will take them away.”
Here’s what Seth has to say about it:
On owning it
If you announce what you want, if you are clear about what’s on offer, if you set goals…
• the chances of accomplishing your goal go up, and so does…
• the chance that you will be disappointed
For many people, apparently, it’s better to not get what you want than it is to be disappointed. The resistance is powerful indeed.
Every time you use waffle words, back off from a clear statement of values and priorities and most of all, think about what’s likely instead of what’s possible, you are selling yourself out. Not just selling yourself out, but doing it too cheaply.
Own your dreams. There is no better way to make them happen. (Emphasis mine)