Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Conflicting thoughts?

I'm working on two potentially conflicting thoughts that I think both could be valuable guides to the way I approach my ministry and my life. The first comes from my father several years back. "It's better to be a big fish in a small pond than to be an ordinary fish in the ocean." The second comes from a discussion with a friend. It is the mantra of the advertising firm Wieden + Kennedy, "Fail Harder."

I'm not sure how to reconcile these right now. I connect to both of them, but can't quite put them together. Maybe I'm still searching for what I want to be when I grow up.