This was an excellent book in looking at the background for success in life. Often people believe the successful are specially gifted in a particular area. This is a old myths from years ago. The book does research into the formulation of the background of some of the most successful people in life. People believe that those with high intelligence and sharp memories are those destined for greatness. This is really not the case, mostly those who become successful in whatever field destined are at the top because of deliberate practice. This type of practice is not going through the motions, but rather hard, stressful, unlikeable work in being coached and being disciplined to do the little things to separate one from the crowd. This book really made me think about my preaching development and my ministerial skills. It provided a new paradigm on how I practice my skill development in ministry. This idea of practice should extend to more than sermons, but people skills, and conflict management. Plus, there needs to be intentional practice on dealing with emotional issues like death, self-esteem, and disappointment. This was an excellent book to read to motivate and inspire one to the next level in carrying out superb ministry.
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