Interpersonal Leadership

Episode 023: Jeff Manion

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How do you build a life of significance? In this episode, pastor and author Jeff Manion shares how truly great lives are built on the foundation of a holy redundancy—a persistence and determination to move faithfully in the right direction. Whether in our homes, businesses or ministries, a consistent faithfulness will ultimately lead to lasting results.

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SUMMARY:

How do you build a life of significance? In this episode, pastor and author Jeff Manion shares how truly great lives are built on the foundation of a holy redundancy—a persistence and determination to move faithfully in the right direction. Whether in our homes, businesses or ministries, a consistent faithfulness will ultimately lead to lasting results.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Marathon-length faithfulness is an underrated value that’s needed in every sector.
  • Overnight success is a myth. We are too easily enamored by the quick fix.
  • As a culture, we are addicted to immediacy and allergic to boredom. Because of this, we will miss out on the greatest opportunity for impact and influence, which comes by consistently bringing ourselves to routine tasks.
  • If you look at the heart of any thriving organization, you will find a core of people who kept showing up over and over again.
  • Samuel’s life is an example of great impact because of consistency and the value of sameness.
  • If everything has to be new and interesting all the time, you will probably miss out on your greatest opportunity for impact and influence.
  • Gratitude is an obsession with what’s going right. Complaint is an obsession with what’s going wrong. Anxiety is an obsession with what might go wrong. Envy is an obsession with what’s going right for everyone else.
  • It’s not what we do once, it’s what we do on repeat. It’s mastering the mundane. Holy redundancy is what shapes the heart over time.
  • Often our personal consistency and routine is life-giving to someone else.
  • Faithfulness is not a flashy virtue. It’s slow moving. But it’s beautiful and it’s good.

REFLECTION QUESTIONS:

  1. Think about your “daily circuit” – i.e. the daily activities that add up to big change over time. Name three of those things below.
  2. Reflect on how faithfulness to your “daily circuit” could make a big impact in your life over time. How have you seen God use your faithfulness up to this point? What could continued faithfulness in your “daily circuit” mean for your future?
  3. If you could change one thing in your “daily circuit” to increase the quality of your life over time, what would it be? Identify one of the action steps below and make a plan to accomplish it.I would add a new practice of: ________________________
    I would eliminate a destructive practice of:________________________
    I would be more faithful in my current practice of:________________________

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Fred Rogers, Mister Roger’s Neighborhood

Wynton Marsalis

Yo-Yo Ma

Emmy Awards

Television Hall of Fame

Fred Rogers Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Bill Murray, Groundhog Day

1 Samuel 3, The Lord Calls Samuel

1 Samuel 7, Samuel’s Circuit

Craig Groeschel, Life.Church

GLS Podcast Episode 004: Craig Groeschel

Great by Choice by Jim Collins

20-Mile March

Roald Amundson

RELATED LINKS:

Jeff Manion

Dream Big, Think Small by Jeff Manion

Ada Bible Church

The Global Leadership Summit