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The Importance of Audacious Thinking

The Importance of Audacious Thinking

My dad had a business partner named Bob.  Cancer took Bob years ago, but his legacy lives on through men like my dad, who knew and loved Bob and were blessed by Bob's friendship and outlook on business.

If you brought Bob a business plan, he would study it carefully.  A CPA and a brilliant and colorful man, Bob would then probably tell you that you weren't thinking big enough. 

Small thinking stuffs us in a corner and tells us the world is too scary for us to move.  Small thinking whispers lies that we aren't good enough or that they are all going to laugh at you.  You don't have funding, you don't have experience, you are too young, you are too old, you...

Don't listen.

Good chess players (not that I would know), study the board and make a move.  They don't sit and stare at the board or fear that their bishop is 1 move away from death.  They size up the situation and act.

If you are reading this, you have a computer or a smart phone.  And that means that you probably means you live in a developed country and have had enough to eat today.  And that you have clothes on (please have clothes on!).  Big thinking is not going to leave you in a ditch outside a truck stop with someone else's blood on your wolf t-shirt and one crumpled dollar in your shoe.

Small thinking is really just insecurity or cowardice - or both.  If God is calling you to something that seems way beyond what you think is possible, get out of the corner and go.  It may not go well, but you'll grow closer to God along the way.

"It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”      Deuteronomy 31:8

 

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Interview with Director and Photographer Eric Anderson

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