Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Labour of love

Intriguing post over at Culture Making. According to the work of a psychologist, Anders Ericsson, practice is a more important factor in good performance than talent. But it's not just hard work that brings good results, it is when you work hard at something you love.

So find out what you love and work hard at it! Read the whole thing here .

4 comments:

Graeme said...

Wouldn't a good "Labour of love"
be to help people already in the church to take their next steps, with Jesus and to help make it easier to do so,
such as knowing where they can get plugged in with like minded people serving Christ and their friends.
[insert plug for connections groups here] as well as PROVIDING opportunities for ministry.

James said...

No doubt it would be - for people who want to do that sort of thing. The point of the post, though, was to highlight that high performance isn't down to talent, nor is it just about hard work, it is about working hard at something you love doing - whether that is helping people discover their ministry or,say,bee-keeping.

Graeme said...

I know what your trying to say & I probably agree my point however is can it truly be a "Labour of love"
without it being something that God Loves :-) else deep down r they really happy & loving it

James said...

"can it truly be a "Labour of love"
without it being something that God Loves" is a very good question. I think I would want to follow it up with "Does God love bee keeping, for example?". It's a question of whether or not God takes pleasure in creation generally and human beings doing stuff (non sinful, of course!) out of sheer pleasure. What do ya think?