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July 17, 2010

Not all Failures are the Same

I was reading Seth Godin’s blog on failure and it made me realize something that every pastor and leader needs to understand.

NOT ALL FAILURES ARE EQUAL.

Seth shares to us the heirarchy of failures

Not all failures are the same. Here are five kinds, from frequency = good all the way to please-don’t!

FAIL OFTEN: Ideas that challenge the status quo. Proposals. Brainstorms. Concepts that open doors.

FAIL FREQUENTLY: Prototypes of worship services. Spreadsheets. Church marketing.

FAIL OCCASIONALLY: Working mockups. Playtesting sessions. Board meetings.

FAIL RARELY: Interactions with small groups of actual users and customers.

FAIL NEVER: Keeping promises to your congregation and your family.

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