“Um, I went to Bible College. I have a degree in youth ministry.”
I find myself saying that a lot when I’m frustrated. Sometimes when things aren’t going well on a project I suddenly feel way, WAY outside of my training.
- I’m not an event planner! Right now I’m in full-on event mode, deep into producing Open Seattle and The Summit. (Less so the Middle School Ministry Campference.)
- I’m not a video producer! But I’ve put together a bagillion videos lately for various Cartel things.
- I don’t have a design degree. But, of course, I’m doing tons of work in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Final Cut, etc.
- I am not a programmer. But I’m spending a lot of time coding in php, developing WordPress themes and even trying my hand at plugins.
- I’m not an accountant. But being a small business owner is forcing me to do things that I just pray don’t get me in trouble with the IRS.
The list goes on and on.
And the opposite is also true.
- I pretty much took the summer off from youth group, I can’t think of the last time I did that and it felt really, really weird.
- I rarely teach up front anymore, something 5 years ago I would have told you was one of my best skills.
- While I wrote a curriculum earlier this year, I used to write 2-3 lessons per week.
I guess the point is that I can’t get caught up on relying on the skills I already have to get to the dreams I have for tomorrow. The skills I have already will only take me where I am today. To get to where I need to go I need to learn more.
What are new skills you are learning to achieve your dreams?