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Lessons From LeBron

Kurt Johnston —  July 11, 2010 — 2 Comments

Posted By Kurt Johnston

I’m sure time will teach us many lessons, both good and bad, from the LeBron James free agency/media frenzy/hour long ESPN show/insert your own favorable or unfavorable description here event that unfolded over the past few weeks. In the meantime, here are a few initial things that jump out to me that I would be wise to consider as a leader and pastor:

- People will assume more about me than they actually know.

- What people assume and perceive becomes reality to them and is verychanged by actual facts.

- People expect those who have been given much to behave in a more generous, graceful way than they expect from others.

-I can’t please everybody all of the time….no matter what. But, if I’m not carefulI can put myself in a position to please almost nobody!

- I’m really not as important as I think I am.

- My “fans” todaymight be burning my jersey tomorrow if things don’t go their way.

- The longer I draw out a big decision, the more frustrated people become when the outcome isn’t what they hoped for.

Add one or two of your own in the comments…..

Kurt Johnston

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Kurt Johnston leads the student ministries team at Saddleback Church in Southern California. His ministry of choice, however, is junior high, where he spends approximately 83.4% of his time.

2 responses to Lessons From LeBron

  1. - the longer you draw out a big decision also cause more people to hear about it – good or bad it causes more people to know more about it.

  2. - People always expect you to act according to THEIR best interests.

    - People will give up a lot to be on a team with people they like and care about. Relationships matter!

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