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Saturday, October 14, 2006


Knowing when to quit

As I have already said on numerous occasions, I am a big Dilbert fan.
The other day Scott Adams, the Creator of Dilbert, talked on his blog about being in over his head and how he came to be a successful cartoonist.
As a follow on from that his latest blog is about knowing when to quit. I think it raises some interesting points not just for businesses but also for the church and for discipleship.

The basic premise is that only 1 in 10 businesses will succeed.
Scott points out that the key to success is having people who love your product rather than just people who like your product. It is easy to have everyone like your product, but that doesn't breed success. In fact, it does the opposite.

Discipleship is something I blog about alot. To me discipleship is costly, and by its very nature is not going to be attractive to everyone. Precisely because it is costly is why I am passionate about it. Precisely because it is costly is why some people aren't passionate about it. They deem it too hard and not worth the effort. How does this fit with the song we sing 'the world for God', will everyone want to follow in the footsteps of Jesus? Or is it too hard for everyone?

What do you think?
How do we define success in discipleship?

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