Religion is an interesting thing. Essentially, people follow a particular religion because they know there are things in life that are beyond their control or phenomenons in life that they cannot explain. It is no wonder that when everything in someone’s life seems under control, he or she does not feel the need to have a religion. That’s also why secularists try to explain everything with science or philosophy or anything, so that they can reject the need for a religion. However, if we are honest, we know that we cannot control everything. Our birth and our death are just two examples. Also, if we are humble enough to admit, we know that we cannot explain everything intellectually. There are always things that belong to the area of unknown, and must be taken by, well, faith. That’s why there are smorgasbord of religions out there because people are trying to find answers to their big questions of life.
“It’s easier to educate a doer than to activate a thinker.” – Andy Stanley
People might have their biases.
I love thinking, and I love doing. I have worked with doers and thinkers, and my experience tells me that Andy Stanley is spot on.
When you want to assemble a Power Team, make sure you have doers who have the passion for the execution of ideas. They are more likely to make things happen without being so critical about everything.