Coaching Axiom #1--A vision without a timeline is called a wish.


July 11, 2011

Over the next few weeks on the CoachNet blog, we're going to look at simple axioms that make for more effective coaching.   Here's the first in our series of coaching axioms.  For the next few weeks, we'll be walking through some of the best, short statements that apply to coaches and coaching. 

Axiom #1--A vision with out a timeline is called a wish.

A pastor told me one time that he made a crucial mistake in casting vision for planting daughter congregations.  He began to talk regularly and repeatedly about planting a daughter congregation, but left out one detail.  He didn’t attach a timeline.  After five years of talking about it, the congregation was no closer to the goal.

So he changed his approach and began counting down to a date two years away. As soon as people noticed that the window was closing, things began to happen.  Without that timeline, there's no urgency.  Maybe even worse, without that timeline, your vision becomes a dream.


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