When I grow up someday

Back in the summer of 2005 I spent a week in Los Angeles with Stan Endicott, mentor extraordinaire for worship leaders and pastors across the country.  It was a great experience, and I learned a lot about me, leadership, and how churches work.

One afternoon we spent our time together talking about career and life pacing, and he wrote the following on the whiteboard:

20’s     Find your passion.

30’s     Get really good at it.

40’s     Do it.

50’s     Teach someone else to do it.

60’s     Start over.

This list came to mind this morning because 1) today I qualified for the “Do it” bracket by virtue of my age and 2) I often feel like I’m operating in the “Start over” bracket.  

Where are you in this list?  Does your life look like this?


1 Response to “When I grow up someday”

  1. 1 J. K. Jones May 4, 2009 at 12:17 am


    My life doesn’t fit in neat stages, but there is some truth to the progression you cite.

    I guess I am in betweem “do it” and teach someone else to do it.”

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