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Be Unreasonable

August 27, 2012 by Mac Lake
Have you ever had someone tell you, “don’t be unreasonable”? Unreasonable is “bad,” right? It means you’re unwilling to compromise, your standards are too high or your expectations are out of alignment with reality. Unreasonable leaders can be a pain. But unreasonable leaders can also produce outstanding results. Who says unreasonable always has to be qualified as “bad”?  Not wanting to be “unreasonable” we’re tempted to accept excuses, allow compromise, ignore mediocrity or settle for second rate. By doing so, we devalue the significance of our mission.
Don’t settle for less in things that truly matter
Perhaps we could stand to be a little more unreasonable. Maybe it’s time to raise the bar for ourselves and others around us. Being unreasonable in things that matter may be just what your church plant needs to realize that next big breakthrough or experience new levels of performance.

Are you being unreasonable enough?

your mission — are you being unreasonable enough? your values — are you being unreasonable enough? your vision — are you being unreasonable enough? your calling  — are you being unreasonable enough? your schedule — are you being unreasonable enough? Be unreasonable; don’t settle for less in things that truly matter.

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