Weekend after weekend, well-intentioned ministers stand in pulpits all over the land, bringing scintillating insights from God’s Word, hoping that learning will motivate life change. Sadly, people, by and large, are not changed—at least, not that much.

Too many of those who listen are, as Edwin Friedman notes, “invulnerable to insight.” Without compelling motivation, there is insufficient hunger to embrace the price and pain of change.

Even change that sounds good, change that would be preferable to the status quo, or change that could propel the listener toward an honorable outcome will elicit mental agreement. But, insight alone will not ignite action. The key is motivation.

 

–Kirk Kirlin, Leadership Courage more at www.KirlinCoaching.com/blog/

 

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