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Lessons From LeBron

 —  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

Kurt Johnston


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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