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Imagining vs. Real People

From my Monthly Fred Rogers Quote Email:

“Imagining something may be the first step in making it happen, but it takes the real time and real efforts of real people to learn things, make things, turn thoughts into deeds or visions into inventions.”

This neighbor of mine really had things figured out, didn’t he?   I’ve had some BIG thoughts bouncing around in my LITTLE head for a few months now.   I’ve shared these thoughts with friends, and you could even say some of my big thoughts came from these friends.   However, I’ve now officially moved into the phase of wanting to transition these thoughts into action.   How can I put some legs to these ideas?   How can I move from the safety of a good idea, into the uncertainty of acting on it?   Safety vs. Uncertainty…

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.

1 Comment

  1. Larry Shallenberger · July 16, 2009

    There’s a great creativity book “A Whack in the Side of the Head” that talks about four phases of creativity and how we need different hats. I remember, inventor, judge, warrior, and… ?