We've Never Done It That Way-A CMB Special
September 11, 2015
by John Frost, Goodratings Strategic Service
"A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel." Proverbs 1:5
Curious that Solomon fellow, the wisest feller that ever lived they say, talked more about wise counsel than he did anything else. Reckon if anyone didn't need wise counsel it would be the wisest-man-that-ever-lived. What's up with that?
Wisdom is inexorably linked to learning. And in my travels I've observed that learning is inexorably linked to the love of learning.
"We've never done it that way before", is the cry of someone who doesn't love to learn. I can spot it in five minutes.
"That doesn't sound like my radio station", is the anthem of someone who views things only through the rear view mirror. (A rather dangerous way to drive, I might add).
The Christian music industry will be lugging their flip flops and sun tan lotion to Walt Disney World in Orlando this week for Momentum, a think and love fest thrown by Michelle Averitt Younkman, Brittany Champion Whatley, and their talented group of staff and volunteers.
Great thinkers like Mark Ramsey, Christy Amador, Jon Gordon, Erica Farber, David Nasser, and toast-loving Brant Hansen will be sacrificially offering their wisdom to those who, dare I say, LOVE to learn. Unfortunately for those who don't and won't, they'll leave Orlando unchanged, with perhaps only a slightly better tan, and unconsciously uttering "We've never done it that way."
"When do you think most people stop learning?
Is it when we already know how to do something? Is it when we have some success under our belts? Is it when we imagine there's nothing left to learn, no one knows something we don't, or when we come to believe we know it all? Whenever it is, it's too soon, and it's too bad, because we've always got a lot to learn...no matter how much we already know." Mark Beeson