Are you frustrated?
Are you stuck on a website project, poster layout design, or wiring up that new piece of sound gear in the church sound booth?
How about your church tech volunteers? Are you frustrated that you can’t find anyone to help?
Chances are you don’t feel too good about being frustrated, and I am sure you never thought that you might need more frustration to help you solve your problem. Frustration is a negative emotion and one that we all like to avoid, but as economist and journalist Tim Harford points out, it is that same frustration that can make us more creative and drive us to much better solutions than we ever thought possible.
Check this out:
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“In the surprising story behind the best-selling solo piano album of all time, Tim Harford may just convince you of the advantages of having to work with a little mess.”
So if you’re frustrated or feeling stuck, you might think about turning-up your frustration level by adding some chaos to the mix. Put yourself and team members in a different situation, add elements that you would have never thought to add, or try to push through the problem by accepting the limitations before you.
As much as we might like to complain about small budgets and few volunteers, these really aren’t the limitations that hold us back from success.
In an effort to create perfection, it’s easy to avoid risks or resist trying something new — let alone something that seems completely crazy. But in doing so, we completely miss out on the opportunity to discover something that’s truly amazing and unique.
Would you like to introduce some chaos? What would you like to do? Where would you like to do it?
I think ChurchMag could use some of this kind of chaos.