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Discovering Opportunities for Systemic Change

by | Feb 8, 2017 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change

Vincent did amazing things. He did not think they were amazing when he started them. But amazing they were. He discovered opportunities for systemic change that no one else saw. How did he discover opportunities that turned to systemic change?


As I read a post about the Art of Discovering Opportunities my mind connected dots with Vincent discovering opportunities that led to systemic changes.

The post had only seven sentences, But for me, these seven sentences described habits I believe Vincent developed naturally.

The seven keys to discovering opportunities for systemic change.

  • How often do we look down when we could look up?
  • How often do we do the obvious instead of exploring what’s been overlooked?
  • How often do we sit tight when we could dive in?
  • How often do we make excuses instead of making our mark?
  • How often do we look away when we could look closer?
  • How often do we decide to follow instead of taking the lead?
  • How often would we choose to fail if we saw failure as a stepping stone on the path to opportunity?

Take a few moments to think about your ministry in light of these questions. You might be surprised at the creative opportunities that reveal themselves.

Graphic from The Story of Telling

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