“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” John Wooden
Legendary basketball coach, John Wooden, is well know for his leadership ability as well as his written material on the subject.
The thought today strikes at the core of how we approach every area of our life, whether we apply it to the home, workplace, community, or church.
Too many times the approach is demonstrated by just enough effort to get by, not to do it right, and certainly not to excel.
When we consider the realm of spiritual leadership, or leadership in general, the results of only doing enough to get by are tragic. Souls are at stake! If we fail to do it right, there may never be enough time to do it over. Often times we only have one chance to make a good first impression, share the joy of the good news, or reach out to a fellow Christian who faces a “crossroad” in their relationship with God.
We need to recognize the need, but also the urgency, to do it right the first time.