As I work through my next book for the year (#18 unless I finish another one beforehand), I will be journaling my answers to the book “Habitudes: Images that form leadership habits & attitudes”. This particular book is the 3rd in the series. You can read the other posts in this series here.
People need to understand there is no market for drill bits. Only for holes. Once a new, more efficient, and cheaper way comes about, drill bits will stop being bought. No one buys a drill bit just to buy a drill bit. They buy them to drill holes.
My “hole” is to walk into a building and see it being used by all kinds of people to make their lives better. The Oak House is my drill bit.
The hole I am trying to drill at work is to build community around an idea. For my family, I am trying to get one child ready for adulthood and the other ready for life as a student. In my ministry, I am trying to change the way a community looks at what a church can offer.
I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to start and nurture several aspects of community at The Oak House. I realized a few days ago I should be looking for people to invest in to lead these areas and not try to do all the work.
In this season of my life, I have no shortage of new ideas to try. I do not fear trying new things. I fear inefficiency. I can constantly evaluating systems to find improvement. This latest discovery seems to be the best solution for now.