ROOT-SYSTEM: Have you ever wondered why some trees blow down during a storm, and “others” don’t? Most of the time it’s because the “root system” is so deeply embedded in the ground that it’s nearly impossible for the tree to be up-rooted.
Well, the same theory applies to career building, or Leadership and Management development. If your skill-sets are WELL ROOTED, then you are more likely to achieve your goals. A shallow set of skills will not likely see you through crises, as you navigate your career. Weak skills are obvious, and will ultimately be a deal-killer, sooner than later. If you are dead serious about your career, then be dead serious about being prepared.
Well ROOTED skill-sets are not CONFINED to career building, but are just as important in other areas that you may pursue; i.e., family issues, social endeavors, and even more personal issues… like hunting, golf, fishing, hiking, etc. Any rational thinking person would not attempt to “climb Mt. Everest,” if he were not thoroughly trained and held the highest of skills. Likewise, Members of the Green Beret’s would not attempt to fulfill a particular “highly secret” assignment, if they were not well trained, seasoned, and committed to success; and thus…WELL ROOTED.
In Matthew 9:35–10:1, we are told a story about Jesus sending out his disciples to evangelize the world. It begins with Jesus acting alone and ministering to the crowds and ends with him empowering his disciples to do the very same thing. What Jesus does in the middle verses of the passage serves as a model for empowering others to lead. Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness; thus, becoming WELL ROOTED. …Blessings… cjlb…6/8/15.