I Wanna Get Better

 

It’s annual personnel review season here at the church. and this year we’re using a new narrative template for these things. I like it a lot. Here’s one of the questions:

Are there particular skills or areas of professional development you would like to undertake during the coming year?

Yes. Yes there are.

I want to get better at leading change . I want to learn strategies for forming self-learning groups. And some other stuff.

I want to get better.

What about you? 12 months from now, what do you want to be better at?

10 thoughts on “I Wanna Get Better

  1. I love that song.
    And yes, I wanna get better.
    This may seem an odd one, but want to become more efficient. There are more things I want to do than I get done in a week. Efficient night not be the right word.

      1. Seems like ministers always have more to do. Probably just need to prioritize each week, determining what I’d like to get done in the midst of what needs to get done.

  2. Helping others-particularly the sick and the dieing who sometimes feel so abandoned and alone. Praying for them is great but sometimes they just need a friend to talk to or to take them away from their problems if only for a little while.

  3. Donna, check to see if there is a Hospice organization where you live – they often take respite care volunteers and train them, then send them out to do just what you are suggesting.

    1. Thanks Deborah and Rocky. We do have a hospice hospital not to far away. I will check with them also. I have already put calls into the director of our church program and the local Therapy Dogs program. I have experience with Hospice but it was always with friends or relatives. I hadn’t considered it on the level you are talking about. Rocky, After Marilyn and Ralph died I’ve kind of avoided that. I know that avoidance has run to people at church too so it’s time to buckle up. I noticed at the hospice when Marilyn was there that there were a lot of people always alone, same with nursing homes and even at Craig. There are people always alone. Craig always uses dogs but I’m not sure Lady is such a good candidate.
      Thanks for the suggestions.
      God Bless,
      Donna

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