Inspired by Quiet or Chaos?
It’s the age old introvert/extrovert story.
How are you rejuvenated? When you are with people or when you are by yourself?
I’m definitely an introvert, but I find inspiration from both.
I’ve purposefully structured this trip to Southern California to afford me time for both.
Today our team spent the day together. We were privileged to hang out with some other church leaders, we toured the beautiful Mariner’s Church campus and we talked, we shopped and we ate… a lot!
In wrapping up the day, I felt inspired and energized. I learned more about our team even though we didn’t talk business every second of the day. I didn’t really come away with great content to share or new systems to implement, but I was inspired by the time together.
On the flip side of that, I’ll spend a couple of days next week pretty low key. A day for just me and my thoughts is inspiring to me in a different way. Left to myself for a day, I usually come away thinking I can easily solve the world’s problems. I will think, process, plan, pray and prepare for what’s ahead. A day of fresh, uninterrupted thoughts is a goldmine of ideas and creative perspective.
I’m learning more and more that a balance of these two very different forms of inspiration is essential to my health as a leader.
How about you? What inspires you most… quiet or chaos?