Most of the accomplishments I’ve achieved in life I began to attempt before I was
really ready. When I was teaching pastors leadership in 1984 and they asked for
ongoing teaching, I wasn’t ready to give it to them. But during a conference with
thirty-four people in Jackson, Mississippi, I decided to pass around a legal pad and get
the contact information for anyone who wanted to receive a monthly leadership tape.
All thirty-four signed up. Was I ready to start a monthly leadership subscription
series? No. Did I start it anyway? Yes. When I needed to raise money to relocate my
church, did I know how to do it? No. Did I start to do it anyway? Yes. When I
founded EQUIP to teach leadership to people in countries around the world, did I
have a proven strategy to get it done? No. Did we get started anyway? Yes. Nobody
ever got ready by waiting. You only get ready by starting.