I stand amazed at the social network craze and the numerous choices we encounter every day. Since I joined the Twitter network, I find myself strolling to my computer every morning to get my tweet quote for the morning. I actually enjoy the twitter stuff; although, it is not in my personality style to share a bunch of my thoughts. I am actually a person who requires some level of solitude to function well socially. I am very social, as long as I have experienced some quiet time of prayer and meditation. After that, I am good.
Recently I decided I would do some searching on Twitter for some ministers I admire and catch their tweets. Well, one discovery led to another and before I realized it, I was all over the place checking out blogs and tweets. In a twinkling of an eye, an hour had passed.
Since my primary learning skill is through listening I am an avid iTunes listener. This is my main pursuit of new information and source of adaptive creativity. Therefore, every week I am downloading sermons and seeking audio mentors. After simultaneously engaging in Twitter and iTunes, a considerable amount of time had escaped my normally very busy schedule.
I began to reflect on the loss of time and the little benefit I received from this activity. I do not mean to minimize the contribution of the speakers, bloggers, or twitter contributors.
After more reflection, the main lesson from my experience hits me in the face. I do not think the teachers, tweeters, and bloggers I was seeking became great by discovering the gifts of others, but by developing their own.
I have resolved that many of us should spend equal time in our own personal development as we do seeking lessons from those we consider more developed than ourselves.
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