While in a meeting today we got into a healthy spirited debate about whether a response card we use was “broken”. Â I started to realize something – both sides of the conversation were making valid points. Â Everyone agreed the options on the card aren’t worded exactly how we’d like. Â Some said the card was broken because we don’t get enough response in a particular category. Â Some said it was not broken becauseÂ several hundred people a weekend return a card. Â (Full disclosure – I am on the “not broken” side.)
After our time of discussion was completed it hit me. Â Just because something is not optimized doesn’t mean it is broken. Â I’m sure not optimized in all I do, but God doesn’t just throw me away and start over with someone else. Â He tweaks, shapes, and changes me to what He needs as I grow.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a firm believer in cutting losses and removing unnecessaryÂ things from your __________ (life, work, hobby,Â you fill in the blank). Â I just think we need to be slower to say whether something is broken and make sure we evaluate if it’s optimized first.
What do you think?