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Written by Neil Adams   
Saturday, 10 October 2009 01:49
Goals:

"Our plans miscarry if they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbour he is making for, no wind is the right wind." (Seneca )

 

Focus - Minimum Factor Principle:

Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives. (Anthony Robbins)

 

Focus - Minimum Factor Principle:

Often he who does too much does too little. (Italian Proverb)

 

Focus - Minimum Factor Principle:

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. (Alexander Graham Bell)

 

Focus - Minimum Factor Principle:

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want. (Ben Stein)

 

Focus - Minimum Factor Principle:

The main thing is keeping the main thing the main thing. (German Proverb)

Focus - Minimum Factor Principle:

To get what you want. STOP doing what isn't working. (Dennis Weaver)

 

Focus - Minimum Factor Principle:

Do you know the number one thing that keeps people from getting what they want? It’s lack of focus!

 

Focus - Minimum Factor Principle:

Whenever you focus on the past or the future, you rob the present of its potential. (John Maxwell)

 

Focus - Minimum Factor Principle:

Concentration is the key to ………….. results. No other principle of effectiveness is violated as constantly today as the basic principle of concentration. . . Our motto seems to be, ‘Let’s do a little bit of everything.’ (Peter Drucker)

 

Focus - Minimum Factor Principle:

Success isn’t magic or hocus-pocus. It’s simply learning how to focus!

 

Focus - Minimum Factor Principle:

Priority Focus is all about setting new boundaries that you do not cross. It may mean learning to say ‘No’ a lot more.

 

The Right Questions:

‘To design the right strategy you must ask the right questions’. (Rick Warren)

 

Key Issues:

The key issue for churches in the twenty-first century will be church health, not church growth. (Rick Warren)

 

The Right Questions:

The question is not, ‘What will make our church grow?’ but ‘What is keeping our

church from growing?’ (Rick Warren)

 

The Right Questions:

 “If a church is not producing, it is legitimate to measure its health.”

 

Growth Force – Multiplication:

“You must select the right players in your organization. If you select well, the benefits are multiplied and seem nearly endless. If you select poorly, the problems are multiplied and seem endless.” (John Maxwell)

 

Minimum Factor Principle:

I avoid grandiose plans.  I start with a small piece that I can do.  I go to the root of the problem and then work around it.  It's building brick by brick.  Muhammad Yunus,

 

Minimum Factor Principle:

In golf your strengths and weaknesses will always be there. If you could improve your weaknesses, you would improve your game. The irony is that people prefer to practice their strengths. (Harvey Penick)

 

Minimum Factor Principle:

“Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” (Thomas Carlyle)

 

Commitment to NCD Process:

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.  (W. H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition)

 

Natural Church Development:

We can learn whatever we need in nature because we are part of nature.  Human beings are part of Creation.  We live by the same laws as all of nature.  (Anne Wilson Schaef)

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Natural Church Development:

Learn from the birds what food the thickets yield;
Learn from the beasts the physic of the field;
The arts of building from the bee receive;
Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave.  (Alexander Pope)

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Natural Church Development:t

Whenever I have found myself stuck in the ways I relate to things, I return to nature. It is my principal teacher, and I try to open my whole being to what it has to say.  (Wynn Bullock)

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Natural Church Development:

Trust one who has tried it, you will find more in woods than in books; trees and stones will teach you what you can never learn from masters.  (Saint Bernard de Clairvaux)

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Natural Church Development:

One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these too may have a valuable lesson to teach us.  (Black Elk)

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Natural Church Development:

Look!  Look!  Look deep into nature and you will understand everything.  (Albert Einstein)

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 30 November 2009 09:40