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I’ve spent the last 21 years working in a primarily short-term missions organization, Youth With a Mission (YWAM). I’ve seen countless lives  wrecked for the ordinary as they served others through missions.

This is the premise of Jeff Goins’ recent book.

Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into your Comfortable Life

The most powerful moment of the book came in Chapter 6 where Jeff essentially asks the following question:

Why does a “wrecked” experience so often lead to a future inability to commit?

Wow.

This is a chapter everyone in my organization needs to read.

He begins the discussion with an attention grabbing statement. “An unchecked dissatisfaction with the status quo will lead to a reckless lifestyle of bouncing from one thrill-seeking adventure to the next with little commitment to a place or a person.”

Michael Hyatt wrote an article recently on the benefits of blogging.

When I saw this, I was excited and dismayed. Excited because Michael always has good things to say. Dismayed because I had the same idea in my blog lineup! Now everyone will think I rip off Michael Hyatt! Oh well.

Michael Hyatt has nearly 200,000 followers and over 1000 posts. As one of the industry leaders, his depth of learning is much greater than mine. His consistency of quality content is hard to match. Not only that, he is someone who is generous in passing on what has helped him. His blog is essential for any new blogger in the Christian or leadership arena.

What would a newbie say?

If you are like me, when I began, it is impossible to imagine publishing 1000 posts. You might wonder what it would be like to do a few posts; what would the benefits be?