This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending Catalyst 2011 with my dear friends Tim and Cheryl Gleason. I also got to spend some quality time loving on my 4 month old niece – could not get enough of that precious girl!
I spent two full days listening to speakers like Jim Collins, Dave Ramsey, Priscilla Shirer, Francis Chan and Andy Stanley. I heard inspiring stories from Blake Mycoskie, Katie Davis, and Derrek Kayongo – every day people who just followed what was put in front of them to make a difference.
I have pages and pages and pages of notes, because I am a note taker and that is how I process information.
Here are a few of the highlights & tidbits I took away:
-You can’t shut it all out, but you can’t take it all on. – Andy Stanley
-Be to one what you want to be to everyone. – Andy Stanley
-You don’t have to be fair. -Andy Stanley
-Bad decisions done with good intentions – are still bad decisions. – Jim Collins
-Fire bullets & then fire cannons. – Jim Collins
-The signature of mediocrity is chronic inconsistency. – Jim Collins
-We are often waiting for the next thing to push us over the edge – instead of just taking the step in front of us.
-People Matter. – Dave Ramsey
-Being generous is not just what you give, but how you treat people. -Dave Ramsey
-Fear is vision without Hope. -Mark Driscoll
-The Yankee’s lost – this means two things – God is sovereign and He loves us. – Mark Driscoll
-Reset your worst case scenario. – Mark Driscoll
-Not all that is done in “mercy” is merciful – sometimes it does more harm than good. – Scott Todd
-Pity demoralizes, one way giving depletes. – Scott Todd
-Hating racisist, anti-gay, anti-semitic, anti-this and anti that is not the same as having love for those same people. -Dr. Cornel West
-We are not tired because we are doing too much, we are tired because we are doing the wrong thing or have forgotten the love along the way. -Scott Todd
-If I am not careful I’ll miss out on the right now, by waiting on what’s to come. -Priscilla Shirer